Simpson Strong-Tie Debuts Screw That Won’t Splinter Wood
At Booth W683 at the International Builders’ Show in Orlando on Feb. 7-10, Simpson Strong-Tie® will be debuting a new and improved screw that virtually eliminates wood splitting during installation.
In addition to a special tip, the SDS Screw comes with a new double-coat barrier finish that has corrosion-resistant properties that are superior to hot-dip galvanization. Builders can use the screws for interior, exterior and pressure-treated wood applications.
Simpson will also be unveiling its concealed flange joist hanger for 2x lumber. The LUCZ’s design provides cleaner lines for visible applications, such as second-story decks and patio covers.
The LUCZ is narrower than typical face-mount hangers, allowing joists to be installed flush with the end of a ledger or header.
Simpson’s new ITS top flange joist hanger is easier and faster to install because it uses fewer nails than any other hanger for composite wood. Once the hanger is installed on the header, it can be snapped down into place. The new Strong-Grip™ seat securely holds the joist without any joist nails.
Simpson will be demonstrating its Quik Drive automated screw driving systems, which are easy to use and can save hours on job sites. The superior holding power of screws can also help eliminate subfloor squeaks and related callbacks.
Quik Drive tools are available for drywall, sheathing, stair treads, composite decking, steel framing and tile and metal roofing.
For more information about Simpson Strong-Tie products, visit Booth W683 in the Orange County Convention Center; call 800-999-5099; or click here.
Simpson Strong-Tie is a member of the National Council of the Housing Industry — The Supplier 100 of NAHB.
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