Oct 13

This Month at Senox

This Month From SenoxWe’ve been busy

Rolling out new products and important information, the last few weeks have been full of things that you can’t afford to miss.

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Oct 08

NEW Speed Master® Stainless Steel Screws

Speed Master Stainless Steel Screws

LEFT: #10 x 1.5″ with Washer
RIGHT: #10 x 2″ with Washer


Senox® Speed Master® screws are specifically designed to tackle the challenges faced in the gutter installation industry. With features to speed up installation, produce better seals, and reduce head pop off, Speed Master® is the best screw on the market, and the new stainless steel finish makes them perfect for keeping your high end copper jobs from corroding.


Designed for an impact driver’s heavy torque. Penetrates 22 gauge steel; excellent for steel flashing. Even works on double fibrous cement board and any type of wood.


Head is tall for a positive connection to the nut driver. Special sizing and placement of the bulge and threads at the head of screw to help eliminate head pop off.


Washers are bonded to perfect thickness of high quality neoprene and tucked under the head to ensure a rust free, watertight seal.


High-low speed thread makes installation quicker.


Sharp and quick to create pilot hole.

Watch Speed Master In Action On YouTube

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Oct 06

Galvanic Corrosion: What You NEED to Know

The selection of gutter material must account for the potential of Galvanic or Electrolytic Corrosion at contact points with other metals. Special selection is also required for corrosive environments such as coastal or polluted industrial atmospheres.

Galvanic Corrosion can occur when dissimilar metals are in contact in the presence of an electrolyte. An electrolyte is any non-metal substance that will conduct an electric current.

Water, particularly rainwater, is a good electrolyte.

Galvanic Scale

A galvanic scale has been developed for metals. The farther away the two metals are on the galvanic scale, the more they will corrode.



Galvanic Corrosion on Steel


  • Avoid contact between metals that are father apart on the scale.
  • Do not couple a fastener (FIG 2), with a large area of dissimilar metal.
  • Coat the electronegative metal with a suitable paint or other non-metallic coating (or coat both surfaces where they meet).
  • Separate the metals by tape, gasket, waterproof paper, elastomeric sheet, sealant or other non-absorbent, non-conductive material.
  • Do not allow runoff from an electronegative metal to drain onto an electropositive metal, even if the metals are not in contact.
  • Remove metal particles that are deposited from steel dies on formed metals.


Metal Pairings for Rain Gutters and Fasteners

Fight Galvanic Corrosion with Speed Master Screws

Speed Master Screws at Senox.com












For Additional information See

ASTM Standard G82
Wikipedia: Galvanic Corrosion

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Oct 02

NEW Crown Template for Downspouts Attached to Half Round Gutters


social_Crown TemplateWith the complimentary Crown Template™ from Senox®, the elbow or downspout can be easily trimmed to properly fit against half round gutters.

  1. WRAP the template around the top of the 4” round elbow or downspout, curved side facing the top of the elbow.
  2. CLIP the ends together by bending back the tab. Line the template up with the elbow or downspout.
  3. TRACE along the top of the template, then remove it from the elbow or downspout.
  4. SNIP along the lines you traced.

The trimmed elbow or downspout should fit snugly against the gutter.
Eliminate the unsightly connection and the need to spray paint the outlet. The Crown Template™ is an easy way to quickly achieve a seamless look.

Ask for yours today!

Watch the video: http://ow.ly/SW0ai

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Nov 16

Recycle the Rain and Go Green! – Rainwater collection

raindrops-on-a-branchThe average roof (1000 sq. ft.) will collect over 650 gallons of water with just 1 inch of rainfall. So even 1/8 inch of rain could refill an empty rain barrel.

Rainwater can be collected off the roof by rain gutters and directed into rain barrels. There the water can be stored and used for many non-potable uses such as watering your lawn or the foundation around your home.

While having too much water around your foundation can cause problems, so can not having enough. By hooking a soaker hose up to a rain barrel you can utilize the rainwater to maintain the moisture content in the soil around your home.


Rainwater collection is used around the world, especially in areas that are dry or have little access to water. All that is needed is a collection area (the roof), and collection (rain gutter) soaker hosesystem, a filtering device (provided on most rain barrels), a storage tank or barrel, and a system to distribute the water as needed (a hose for basic non-potable uses). Some other non-potable uses of rainwater are for flushing toilets, washing clothes, and washing cars.

Reasons to Have a Rain Barrel at Home:Rain Barrel

  • Keeps water out of storm and combined sewer systems
  • Protects our rivers, lakes and streams from runoff pollution
  • Controls moisture levels around the foundation of your home
  • Provides oxygenated, un-chlorinated water to plants
  • Directs overflow to where you want it to be
  • Reduces water and wastewater bills
  • Conserves water in the summer months when demand is the highest

To view Senox’s selection of Rain Barrels, click here.

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