Simpson Strong-Tie has introduced the Strong-Drive SD Connector SS screw, a Type 316 stainless-steel fastener designed, tested, and approved for use with Simpson Strong-Tie stainless-steel connectors to provide excellent protection in severely corrosive environments.
A premium connector screw for applications where strength and performance are critical, the SD Connector SS (SD SS) screw helps protect projects from corrosion caused by moisture, salt, chemicals, and other factors.
Made from Type 316 stainless steel and ideal for both interior and exterior environments, SD SS screws have a 1/4" hex-washer head with a large-diameter integrated washer to provide load bearing area and are stamped with the Simpson Strong-Tie logo and fastener size for easy identification after installation.
“Corrosion can happen anywhere, leading to failed connections and the need for premature repair,” says Ed Sutt, vice president of Fastening Systems for Simpson Strong-Tie. “Builders can maximize the life of their projects in any climate by using 316-grade stainless-steel fasteners and connectors for continued quality and performance.”
SD SS screws have been designed, tested, and approved for use with Simpson Strong-Tie stainless-steel connectors to provide maximum performance values, the company said. When selecting fasteners for connectors, builders should match metals to maximize connection durability and prevent galvanic corrosion between different metals.