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HGA Hurricane Gusset Angle


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The HGA is designed to secure the truss to the top plate in gable end truss connections and other framing applications. The engineered gusset in the angle increases strength for lateral and uplift loads. This hurricane gusset angle installs easily with Strong-Drive® SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws.

Key Features

  • Engineered for increased loads in high-wind or seismic events
  • Also available in kits including Strong-Drive SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws


  • 14 ga.


  • Galvanized and hot-dip galvanized


  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes
  • HGA10KT: sold as a kit with (10) HGA10 connectors. Strong-Drive SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws are included
  • Additional screws sold separately to install with all SDS25112 screws

Related Literature

Load Tables

HGA Seismic and Hurricane Ties / Lateral Truss Anchor Load Table
  1. See General Notes for Straps and Ties.
  2. When cross-grain bending or cross-grain tension cannot be avoided in the members, mechanical reinforcement to resist such forces shall be considered by the Designer.
  3. Allowable loads in the F1 direction are not intended to replace diaphragm boundary members or prevent cross-grain bending of the truss or rafter members. Additional shear transfer elements shall be considered where there may be effects of cross-grain bending or tension.
  4. Fasteners: Nail dimensions in the table are diameter by length. SDS screws are Simpson Strong-Tie® Strong-Drive® screws. For additional information, see Fastener Types and Sizes Specified for Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors.
HGA Installed to Double Top Plates
HGA10 Installation to Double Top Plates

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