“A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.”
Construction is the embodiment of the weakest link principle. The simple screw plays a critical role in the structural integrity of your sunroom. This is why at Compass Sunrooms we will never use standard fasteners, opting instead for the specially designed VRT Technology Fastener with Tri-Seal coating from Triangle Fastener. The industry leader in metal building fasteners.
Think of it this way — Your structure is like a living, breathing entity. Wind (regular wind, not just hurricane force), temperature changes and vibration put your enclosure in a constant state of expansion, contraction and motion. This motion can cause typical fasteners to back out and come loose. Screws coming loose can bring down a structure (or at minimum, let water in.) The VRT Technology Fasteners are a technological breakthrough that increase friction and back-out torque, resisting coming loose under stressed conditions.
This is just one example of the attention to detail that goes into every Compass Sunroom project. Hurricanes lay waste to poorly built aluminum structures and have exposed the weakness of cheap fasteners and the role they play in the failure of critical connections. While Compass spends more on high performance fasteners we think it’s a no brainer when it comes delivering the best built sunroom on the market. Watch the video below and see for yourself how amazing these fasteners are: