Fasteners are crucial components, especially for mechanically fastened roofing systems. Wind uplift forces and oxidation are two of the many influences that put tough demands on fastener materials.

When mechanically attaching single ply membranes to a structure, the interface performance of the structure plus the membrane, fastener and pressure plate performance, are key factors in determining the optimal performance of the finished roofing system.

To ensure that a roofing system's resistance to wind uplift can be correctly calculated, the individual combination of fastener type, membrane type and substrate type, should be tested in accordance with UEAtc directive; “Supplementary Guide for the Assessment of Mechanically Fastened Waterproofing” and Factory Mutual FM 4470.