Robert Rodenhouse, an Aeronautical Engineer founded Rodenhouse in 1993 to invent fastening systems for exterior building envelopes and facades. Our focus was rigid foam insulation fasteners found in EIFS or one coat polymer modified stucco systems. Other fasteners were washers for wire & stucco lath attachments, foam core tile backer board, and plaster repair.
In the early beginnings, Bob worked long hours and "wore all hats" including stamping out washers and making local deliveries. Today Rodenhouse has a competent staff, multiple cavity stamping presses, and state of the art injection molding capabilities, while innovation is still the top priority.
In 2017, Altenloh, Brinck & Co. acquired Rodenhouse as a strategic way for both companies to grow their fastener portfolio. ABC has long manufactured fasteners for the residential building market, through the SPAX brand, and roofing fasteners through the TRUFAST brand. With Rodenhouse we now have a fastener portfolio for the entire building envelope! Recently implemented energy codes have changed the insulation requirements for virtually all new construction. With those changes, Rodenhouse partnered with leading insulation, building wrap, and air/moisture barrier manufacturers and has developed fasteners and tools to rapidly install the material.
In January of 2021, Rodenhouse was rebranded to TRUFAST Walls and will continue to provide the same great products with the same great service from the same great people!
The Thermal-Grip® Masonry Veneer Anchor helps solve the challenge of thermal-bridging, air and water hold-out, and labor-savings at an affordable price.
Designed to anchor brick veneer and continuous insulation to steel or wood stud substrates while maintaining thermally efficient design and air barrier performance.
The Grip-Deck TubeSeal™ fastener from TRUFAST Walls (Formerly Rodenhouse Inc.) is designed to help seal blind fastener penetrations of your WRB and air-barrier when mechanically attaching continuous insulation.
The Grip-Deck TubeSeal™ fasteners with Thermal-Grip® washers enable sealing of the WRB and/or air-barrier sandwiched between the substrate and the layer of continuous insulation.
The Grip-Lok® MW Plate is a versatile mineral wool attachment solution, securing mineral wool to any substrate including wood, metal, or concrete. Shoot in, screw in, or nail in with appropriate fastener and tool. Secures mineral wool thicknesses up to 5".
For enhanced WRB / air barrier performance, use available Grip-Deck
® Gasket Screws. Gasket extends through the plate and compresses against the WRB / sheathing, helping to self-seal the screw penetration.
2″ dia. plastic washer used for attaching continuous rigid insulation (ci). Prongs enable pre-spotting into insulation (for fast on-the-wall fastener assembly). Use with Grip-Deck® screws/fasteners to attach rigid insulation including extruded polystyrene (XPS), polyisocyanurate (polyiso), mineral/rock wool, etc. Use as tested, specified or recommended by every major insulation manufacturer.
Attaches rigid continuous insulation to concrete / masonry substrates. Available in multiple lengths for foam thicknesses of 1/2″ - 5″. Pre-drill hole with 5/16″ masonry bit, then tap flush with hammer. 2-1/4″ diameter head sits flush on insulation.
Use for fastening EPS foam in PB EIFS systems, rigid foam insulation, and waterproofing drainage fabric into concrete or masonry block applications.
1-1/4″ diameter galvanized steel washer for lath attachment & plaster repair (stabilize sagging plaster or stucco to lath). Attaches lath for stucco / stone veneer applications, even over continuous insulation. Also, can be used to attach exterior gypsum sheathing for high wind-load areas. Available with large or small center hole (for screws or pins).
3″ diameter, high-density polypropylene washer to attach mineral wool onto various substrates. Also can be used to attach drainage board for foundation water-proofing systems.
Recommended for use with Grip-Deck® screws for all substrates.
1-3/4″ diameter, white washer with keyholes. Prongs enable pre-spotting into insulation for easy on-the-wall fastener assembly.
Use with Grip-Deck® screws/fasteners to attach rigid insulation over a primary air barrier. Suitable for all types of insulation including extruded polystyrene (XPS), polyisocyanurate (polyiso), expanded polystyrene (EPS), mineral/rock wool, etc.
*For applications where rigid insulation is being attached and installed as the air barrier, use 2″ diameter Thermal-Grip® ci Prong washers for superior air barrier performance.
Keyholes on washer for base coat bonding in Polymer Modified (PM) EIFS or synthetic wall systems.
The Thermal-Grip FastCap™ is a 2" dia. solid cap washer with pre-assembled or collated screw designed for mechanical attachment of Dupont™ Tyvek® CommercialWrap® or CommercialWrap® D.
Screws available in sds (self-drilling screws) for heavy gauge steel studs(12-18 gauge) or hilo screws for wood or light gauge steel (20-25
gauge). See data sheet below for available lengths.
Labor saving autofeed screw gun system available with 2" dia. nose cup adaptor. Corded or cordless options available.
2" dia. plastic washer used with screws for PB (polymer based) EIFS systems. Low profile design with recessed hole encapsulates screw head to reduce thermal bridging. Keyholes grab on to base coat finish. Patented prong feature allows for pre-spotting for easy "on-the-wall" screw assembly. (No hand assembly required.)
Use with Grip-Deck® screws to attach EPS or XPS foam in polymer based (PB) EIFS systems. System manufacturer approved.
1 1/4″ dia. galvanized steel, used for foam and wire lath attachment in insulated stucco walls, one-coat stucco, and to attach foam-core tile backer board.
Use with Grip-Deck® screws or nails over wood, steel, or concrete substrates to attach fiberglass lath, wire or expanded metal lath, and foam boards. Tabs for “pre-spotting" as well as encapsulation of wire strands in one-coat stucco.
2″ dia. plastic washer used with barrel style brick ties to attach rigid insulation. Prongs enable pre-spotting of the washer into the insulation (for fast on-the-wall anchor assembly). Compatible with Pos-I-Tie® and Sure-Tie® veneer anchors.
2″ plastic washer used for attaching commercial building wrap applications. Use as recommended by every major air barrier / wrap manufacturer.
Tested and recommended to attach building wraps with air barrier performance.
Corrosion resistant, ceramic coated self-drilling screws. Available in lengths from 1-5/8″ up to 6″.
Use with TRUFAST Walls (Formerly Rodenhouse Inc.) washers to attach various exterior building envelope materials including continuous insulation, commercial building wrap, and lath / stucco, etc.
Features & Benefits:
ENERGY EFFICIENT DESIGN
- Flex-Tite technology seals tightly against the insulation board to reduce thermal loss at seams
- System is designed to withstand the impact of nail guns and saws, saving labor cost
- All Flex-Tite and Quick Clip systems have fastening leg for easy access with nail gun
CAN BE PAINTED
- If custom color is required, Victory Bear joint cover can be primed and painted
Mechanical attachment of mineral wool insulation. Flexible 2" dia. washer seals air barrier penetration. *Optional use with caulk to seal screw penetration. Solid plastic washer creates a thermal break, reducing thermal bridging.
Last Update: 2021-01-26