New Simpson Strong-Tie labor-saving rafter hanger
LSSR allows for retrofitted installs after rafters have been set in place.
Simpson Strong-Tie has introduced a patent-pending LSSR slopeable and skewable rafter hanger.
The product is designed to allow retrofit installation after rafter systems have been assembled in place, helping contractors accelerate job sequencing for improved productivity.
The field-adjustable LSSR features an enhanced flange design allowing for skew adjustments from 0° to 45°, is easier to install than predecessor rafter hangers, and features an easily adjusted swivel stirrup that attaches to both sides of an I-joist for a stronger connection.
“With the development of the LSSR, we’ve been able to provide a more intuitive solution for installing hangers during rafter system assemblies,” said Sam Hensen, vice president of connectors and lateral systems for Simpson Strong-Tie. “More importantly, the LSSR allows for retrofitted installs after rafters have been set in place, improving jobsite efficiency for contractors while still increasing in the strength of hanger connections desired by customers.”
With the LSSR, installers can cut all the rafters and tack them into place, then use a retrofit approach to nail hangers onto the roof assembly. Providing an innovative, retrofit-application solution is expected to particularly benefit builders in regions where stick-built framing dominates the new homebuilding market.
The new LSSR rafter hanger features a ZMAX finish for extra corrosion protection and is available off the shelf, making it easily accessible for contractors on the go, the company said.
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