For more than 50 years, Simpson Strong-Tie has focused on creating structural products that help people build safer and stronger homes and buildings. Considered a leader in structural systems research, testing and innovation, Simpson Strong-Tie is one of the largest suppliers of structural building products in the world.
Simpson Strong-Tie focuses on creating structural products that help support and strengthen the frames of homes and buildings, making them stronger and safer. Although most homeowners never see our products (they are hidden inside your walls), they play an important role in making sure your house stays together, especially during a natural disaster.
⦾ Rafter Ties - Also known as hurricane ties, are used to connect the rafters and trusses that make up your roof to the wood top plate.
⦾ Strap Ties - used to tie the upper story to the lower story of a house.
⦾ Holdowns - used to connect the wall studs to the wood sill plate.
⦾ Anchor Bolts or Mudsill Anchors - used to secure the wood sill plate to the foundation.
⦾ Shearwalls - In addition to structural connectors, homes are built with several reinforced walls known as shearwalls. A shearwall is a high strength wall that is engineered to help carry the weight or load of a home and help it resist the forces from an earthquake or high wind storm.