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S/H1 and S/H1A Hurricane Ties

S/H1 and S/H1A

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The versatile S/H1 and S/H1A are designed to resist seismic and wind forces in cold-formed steel applications. These double-sided hurricane ties hold the rafter or truss for high uplift load resistance. The S/H1 is made for typical C-stud rafters or trusses and can be installed with flanges facing inward or outward, while the S/H1A is ideal for several proprietary truss chords. Both models feature embossments that add stiffness in crucial areas for improved performance.

Key Features

  • Provide faster installation than using two single-sided straps
  • Provide a connection between the truss or rafter and the wall of the structure that helps resist wind and seismic forces
  • Use also for a variety of general connections where one member crosses another

Material

  • 43 mil (18 ga.)

Finish

  • Galvanized (G90)

Installation

  • Use all specified fasteners.
  • Hurricane ties do not replace solid blocking.
  • The S/H1 can be installed with flanges facing outwards (reverse of illustration 1) when installed inside a wall for truss applications.
  • S/H1A may be used with proprietary truss sections. Contact material supplier for specific installation details.

Related Literature

Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
Model No. Thickness (mil) Ga. Coating/Material Packaging Qty.
S/H1 43 18 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
S/H1A 43 18 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1

Load Table

  1. Loads are based on attachment of cold-formed steel members having a minimum thickness of 33 mil (20 ga.).
  2. Hurricane ties are shown installed on the outside of wall for clarity. Installation inside of wall is acceptable. For Continuous Load Path, connections in the same area must be on same side of wall.
  3. See Fastening Systems for more information on Simpson Strong-Tie fasteners.
  1. Tabulated loads based on truss members with yield strength, Fy, of 50 ksi and tensile strength, Fu, of 65 ksi. Reduce tabulated load proportionally for lower truss member steel strength. For example: 43 mil (18 ga.) truss member with a yield strength, Fy, of 33 ksi and a tensile strength, Fu, of 45 ksi is connected to 43 mil top track and wall stud. The adjusted allowable load is then 550 lb. x minimum [33/ 50 or 45/ 65] = 363 lb.
  2. See Fastening Systems for more information on Simpson Strong-Tie fasteners.

Code Reports & Compliance

Drawings

PDF DWG DXF RFA IFC SAT