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H1.81Z Hurricane Tie


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The new H1.81Z hurricane tie is designed for use with 1 3/4" LVL roof rafters to provide a stronger connection to the top plate of the wall. It's ideal for connections when there are higher-load demands on the structure, like a heavy snow load, and provides lateral resistance in a seismic event.

The 1 3/4"-wide H1.81Z connector is the first hurricane tie to be specifically sized for engineered wood. The H1.81Z installs with half the nails that are needed for two single-sided twist straps, like the H2.5A, and offers a higher lateral allowable load, making it a cost-effective and higher-performing solution to tie down an LVL roof.

Key Features

  • Wider seat to fit 1 3/4" LVL rafters
  • Both side faces connect to the joist for better support
  • Can be installed on inside or outside of wall, or both sides
  • Connector embossments add stiffness in crucial areas for improved performance
  • Fits popular 0.148" x 1 1/2" connector nails


  • 18 ga.


  • ZMAX®


  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes
  • Ties can be installed with flanges facing inward or outward
  • Hurricane ties do not replace solid blocking
  • Installation on the outside or inside of wall is acceptable

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