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Pros and Cons of Stainless Steel Fasteners

April 26, 2018

In just about every major industry in the world, you are going to see machines broken down into finite pieces that make them operate. Fasteners, screw, nuts and bolts and otherwise, are the hidden glue that helps to keep these major industries running and without them, nothing would work. While fasteners are not intrinsically a fascinating subject to read about, they are an incredibly important aspect of a successful project. With that being said, it is clear why you would want the best fasteners available to you. Today's discussion is going to be centred on the benefits and negatives of stainless steel fasteners. Before jumping into your next project, take a moment to read this blog so as to properly prepare yourself.

The Positives and Negatives of Stainless Steel Fasteners

When shopping for the supplies that will comprise the bulk of any project, your focus is likely going to be relegated to two specific points: cost and effectiveness. Stainless steel fasteners exist at the perfect cross-section of these two categories and as such, they deserve a more elaborate understanding. When shopping for fasteners we can feel compelled to reach for the most affordable option in the catalogue, but this wouldn't be the right way to go. Let's give a few reasons as to why you should consider paying up for stainless steel fasteners before talking about a few of their downsides.

Pros of Stainless Steel Fasteners:

  1. Corrosion Resistant - Stainless steel is corrosion resistant which makes it particularly inviting to use in projects that will be facing the elements
  2. Durability & Longevity - Thanks to how strong stainless steel is, you'll find that stainless steel fasteners tend to last longer than many of the alternatives that are cheaper and available on the market. Stainless steel fasteners tend to last long in harsher environments than competitors and that is a huge perk.
  3. Low Maintenance & High Value - Stainless steel fasteners are typically going to be low maintenance since they don't add up scratches and corrosion like other fasteners. Thanks to their longevity, you'll find that they allow you to spend less money on replacing your fasteners.

Cons of Stainless Steel Fasteners:

  1. Need to Be Properly Fastened - With stainless steel fasteners you need to make sure that they are properly affixed with spacers or else you run the risk of metal-on-metal corrosion.
  2. Slightly More Expensive - As we've stressed above, stainless steel will typically be slightly more expensive than other alternatives. So, equipping your entire project with stainless steel fasteners can be more expensive.

As you can see above, there are a ton of reasons to consider stainless steel fasteners for your next project. When you are ready to take the leap, contact us today for an estimate on an order.

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