Hold-down clips for insulation. The clips have U-shaped bases for wrapping about the exposed edges of framing members such as 2.times.4s, 2.times.6s, 2.times.8s, and 2.times.10s, and the like, that are used under roofs, ceilings, floors and walls. The clips have side extending arms that abut against the insulation materials and can include protruding portions which further press the insulation material in place. The U-shaped bases can further include inwardly protruding bent tabs, dimples, and spike portions for further locking the clips to the framing members. The clips can be easily installed without the need for tools such as hammers, nail guns, and staple type guns, as well as not need any additional fasteners such as nails, screws, and staples, in order to be installed. An optional through-hole in the base portion can allow for an extra fastener to be used where the through-hole provides direct guidance for placing the optional fastener. The clips can be formed from stamped metal
Application Serial Number
Assignee at Issuance
Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC)
Assignee at Filing
Nonprovisional Application Record
Sonne, Jeffrey, "Batt Insulation Hold-Down Clips" (2003). UCF Patents. 51.