Hurricane Ties

DESIGN FEATURES: Eliminate expensive, time consuming rafter notching, provide wind and seismic ties for trusses and rafters, fulfill specifications for resistance to lateral and uplift conditions, also for general purpose tie use, strongback or attachments where one member crosses another.

RT1 - rafter to single plate

RT2A - universal rafter to double, plate/top plates to stud/stud to sill plate. New ergonomic design improves/speeds up and ease of installation.

RT2LR - rafter to double, plate/top plates to stud/stud to sill plate

RT9 - rafter to stud (alignment required)

RT15 and RT16 - rafter to double plate for high wind

HT4 and HT5 - a new design that provides high allowable loads and requires fewer nails. The new hurricane ties allow for installation on the inside of the member without interfering with the sheet rock, or for installation of the outside of the member without interfering with the sheathing material. HT5 is designed to tie the top of two wall plates to the rafter

HT6, HT8 and HT12 - the largest of all hurricane ties, made from heavy 16 and 18 ga. galvanized steel for high load capacity, and used to tie joists, studs, trusses, plates and all other wood members

MATERIAL: 18 ga. and 16 ga. galvanized steel. Available in G-185 Triple Zinc or Hot-Dip Galvanized. Call for availability.

CODES: FL Approval #8283, ICC ESR-1347, ER-2894

Product Detail
  • RT1
  • RT2
  • RT2A
  • RT9
  • RT15
  • RT16
  • HT12
  • HT4
  • HT5
  • HT6
  • HT8
  • Installation1
  • Installation2

 

 

 

 

 

 

Load Table
  1. Nails are 8d or 10d common wire nails or 1-1/2 inch joist hanger nails.
  2. Allowable loads are for hangers nailed into wood or structural composite lumber having an effective specific gravity of 0.50 (such as Douglas-fir-Larch) or greater.
  3. Allowable loads are for hangers nailed into wood or structural composite lumber having an effective specific gravity of 0.55 (such as Southern Pine) or greater.
  4. Allowable uplift loads have been adjusted by a load duration factor CD, of 1.6 (160%), corresponding to the typical duration of wind and earthquake loads.
  5. Tabulated loads are without 33% steel stress increase.