The VTCR is a single-sided valley truss clip that provides a positive connection between the valley truss and the supporting framing below. Installed on top of the roof sheathing, it eliminates the need to add a support wedge under the valley truss or to bevel the bottom chord to match the roof pitch.
Single-sided for new construction or retrofit applications — can be installed after the valley truss is set in place
Accommodates pitches from 0/12 to 12/12
Can be installed on either beveled or non-beveled bottom chords
Installs with nails or Strong-Drive® SD Connector screws
The dome holes assist in installing the fasteners into the supporting framing at approximately 45°
Uplift loads have been increased for earthquake or wind loading with no further increase allowed. Reduce where other loads govern.
Loads are based on installation over 7/16" or 15/32" sheathing. For installation over 19/32" or 5/8" sheathing, allowable uplift loads are 285 lb. (DF/SP) and 245 lb. (SPF/HF) when installed with nails, or 370 lb. (DF/SP) and 320 lb. (SPF/HF) when installed with screws.
When attached directly to the supporting framing with either screws or nails, the allowable uplift for pitches less than 4/12 is 240 lb. (DF/SP) and 205 lb. (SPF/HF). For pitches 4/12 to 12/12, use the tabulated uplift loads.
Allowable uplift loads are based on the lower of the test loads at 3/16" deflection or the ultimate load divided by a safety factor of three.
Southern pine allowable download is 750 lb.
Hem-fir allowable download is 625 lb.
When the valley truss and supporting framing are of different species, use the lower tabulated values.