Thursday, October 20, 2011

Deck ledger ... Simpson Connector News

The October 2011 Simpson Strong-Tie NEWS features wood screws that can be used for ledger construciton:

News: http://www.strongtie.com/news/literature.html?source=topnav

Product line: http://www.strongtie.com/products/connectors/SDWS-SDWH.asp?newsletter=Oct11

I recently specified use of these screws for the attachment of a ledger carrying a loft (heavy storage) to existing studs.  Use of conventional screws would have mutilated the studs; use of nails ... well, just couldn't get the capacities needed with nails.

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