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 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 countless other factors.
Made from Type 316 stainless steel and suitable for interior and exterior environments, SD SS screws have a 1/4-inch 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.
SD SS screws have been designed, tested and approved for use with Simpson Strong-Tie stainless-steel connectors to provide maximum performance values. When selecting fasteners for connectors, builders should match metals to maximize connection durability and prevent galvanic corrosion between different metals. Additional benefits of SD SS screws from Simpson Strong-Tie include:
- Approved for connectors: SD SS screws have been tested and approved for use in many popular stainless-steel connector products (see which fasteners are compatible with which connectors).
- Code listed: The SD SS is code compliant as evaluated in ICC ES ESR-3046. The single-fastener load values achieved by the #9 SD SS exceed those of typical 10d common nails.
- Ease of use: The SD SS installs with a cordless drill in spaces or conditions where using a hammer to install nails may be inconvenient.