« Back to Glossary Index. A metal strip, plate or metal angle piece, either continuous or individual (“clip”), used to secure two or more components together. Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.
What does the cleat do in a metal roofing system?
Cleats. What it is: Cleats are the clips used to anchor down a metal wall system.
What is the purpose of architectural cleats?
Expansion cleats are typically used on long runs of standing seam roofing. Movement caused by thermal expansion and contraction is transmitted towards the ridge and eaves. Expansion cleats relieve the stresses that weaken the holding power of fixed cleats on long runs.
What is cleat trim?
Trim cleat is a continuous piece of metal that’s designed to hold the ends of the parapet cap in place. The hem at the drip edge of the parapet cap will hook into the trim cleat.
What is a cleat in construction?
A cleat is a strip of wood or metal that is attached to one part of an object, in order to hold it in place while attaching another part. A cleat can be used in putting up such large pieces as kitchen cabinets.
Why is it called French cleat?
There are several theories as to the origin of the term “French” cleat. One is that “frenching” something is to cut it into thin strips, such as French fries. The other is simply that the process originated through French influence on the world through the years. In any case, it is a brilliant system!
Why are French cleats?
A French cleat is simply two wood pieces that each has one edge bevel-ripped to 45 degrees. French cleats are often used to secure cabinets to walls, and to hang large mirrors and shelving units. But, they’re also ideal for mounting modular tool shelves in the workshop, as shown here.