Can screws be used on joist hangers?
Outdoors use 16d double-dipped galvanized nails (or stainless steel when called for) for installing hangers. The manufacturers agree: Never use galvanized deck screws or drywall screws to install joist hangers. Those screws don’t have the shank size and toughness to support joist loads.
Do they make 45 degree joist hangers?
The Simpson Strong-Tie SUR26 Skewed Right 2 x 6/8 joist hangers are skewed 45 degrees right. These hangers will normally accommodate joists angles between 40-50 degrees.
What can I use instead of joist hangers?
The most common alternative to using joist hangers is a ledger strip. This technique requires a plank of wood to be secured to the outside wall to create a “ledge” where the joists would rest for support.
Are joist hangers load bearing?
Joist hangers can be used anywhere you need to strengthen a load bearing connection. Joist hangers use face mount attachments to fasten joists to ledger boards and beams. You can buy joist hangers for different sized lumber.
Should I screw or nail joist hangers?
The only time you should use screws when fastening joists is when using specialized joist hanger screws to fasten the hanger to the joist and the ledger board. In no other instance should you use screws to fasten joists on your deck.
What kind of screws can be used with joist hangers?
The most common material used for joist hangers is galvanized metal. Because joist hangers are galvanized, the ideal types of fasteners are galvanized metal to avoid corrosion. Nails work well as long as they are sized correctly, but manufacturer-specified specialty screws can also work.
Can I use structural screws instead of joist hangers?
Should You Nail or Screw Joist Hangers? You can do either. According to Simpson, using their structural screws designed to work specifically with their joist hangers will result in a stronger connection than using standard nails.
Do you use joist hangers on both ends?
Joist hangers are preferable to both toe-nailing and end-nailing. Joist hangers provide greater shear force support to joists, as the hanger allows for both face nailing and toe-nailing into ledger boards and rim joists.