Product News: Fasteners & Hardware

Backer-On® and Rock-On® Cement Board Screws feature serrated head.

Press Release Summary:

Backer-On® and Rock-On® Cement Board Screws feature serrated head.

Sep 28, 2017 -

Backer-On® and Rock-On® Cement Board Screws are equipped with T-25 star drive with Stikfit™ thread forms. Units are suitable for HardieBacker® and USG Durock® Brand cement boards. Products come with corrosion resistant finish.

ITW Brands - Schaumburg, IL

Original Press Release

ITW Brands Introduces Revamped Cement Board Screws

Press release date: Sep 27, 2017

Patented Backer-On® and Rock-On® Screws Support Contractors in Maximizing Productivity on the Job

ITW Brands, a leading provider of fastening solutions, has introduced a groundbreaking iteration of its trusted Backer-On® and Rock-On® cement board screws. The new, customer-backed screws have been uniquely designed with a patented serrated head, T-25 star drive with Stikfit™ and serrated thread forms to solve common contractor challenges and enhance performance.

"Cement board installation is a critical process for contractors, but it can also often be time-consuming and unnecessarily difficult," says Michael Dill, Innovation Manager, ITW Brands. "The updates to the Backer-On® and Rock-On® Screws will make a world of difference in cement board attachment, allowing for shorter installation time, reduced waste and enhanced performance."

Key innovations include:

  • Patented serrated head design. The cutting-edge head delivers flush seating – even at an angle – while eliminating mushrooming and reducing board blow out.
  • Star drive with T-25 bit for Stikfit™. The star drive recess provides a stick fit for every screw, allowing for one-handed operation with no wear on the bit.
  • Serrated thread forms. The improved threading requires less torque for faster installation.
  • Patented sharp point and lead threads. The updated design supports immediate pick-up and reduces the effort required to drive.

Designed for use with HardieBacker® Cement Board and USG Durock® Brand Cement Board, the latest screws feature a premium corrosion resistant finish and help prevent moisture buildup in kitchens and bathrooms.

The new Backer-On® and Rock-On® cement board screws are now available at The Home Depot, Lowe's and Menard's stores nationwide.

About ITW Brands

ITW Brands offers a broad range of professional-grade anchoring and fastening products for almost any application. The company's products include drywall anchoring systems (E-Z Ancor®), concrete anchoring systems (Tapcon®, Red Head®, Ramset®), cement board screws (Rock-On™, Backer-On™) and self-drilling screws (Teks®). For more information, visit one of our retailer partner's websites.