Peninsular Lumber is one of the largest stocking dealers of Simpson Strong-Tie products in the area. Come see our building materials supply section to find Simpson Strong-Ties for any application.
For more than 50 years, Simpson Strong-Tie has focused on creating structural products that help people build safer, stronger homes and buildings. The company’s products and research are recognized for increasing a home’s resistance to high winds, hurricanes and earthquake forces.
Simpson Strong-Tie products include metal connectors, such as hurricane ties and joist hangers, shear wall panels to reinforce a home’s walls, and anchor and fastening systems – all of these products work together to support and strengthen the frame of a home. Although most homeowners never see many of these products because they are hidden inside a home’s walls, they play an important role in making sure a house stays together, especially during natural disasters like hurricanes and earthquakes.
Structural connectors are made out of steel, and are engineered to connect and strengthen the frame of a home. Reinforcing the frame of a home with structural connectors helps the home resist damage caused by earthquakes, high winds and hurricanes. Framing materials secured with connectors are much stronger than if secured only with nails (called toe-nailing).
Connectors come in all shapes and sizes, and have a variety of names, such as joist hangers, hold downs and hurricane ties. Homeowners don’t typically see connectors in their homes because they are covered up behind the walls.