Joists Hangers (131)
There are several types of joist hangers. They come in various designs for different connections — including face mount, inverted face mount, double joist, and triple joist options. Straight connectors hold joists at 90-degree angles, which are common in a variety of construction applications such as decking. Angled connectors that skew to either the left or right are also available. Different options can support joints of various angles ranging from 30 to 50 degrees.
When choosing the structural hangers, consider the recommended use. Some are for use with treated lumber, while others are only suitable for untreated wood. Steel construction confers high strength to these connectors to support various load capacities. Options with heavy-gauge steel have high load-bearing capabilities, while lower gauge steel is suitable for lighter structures. Check the load capacity to compare with the structural requirement before choosing the joist hangers. Additional features such as locator tabs make it easier to complete installations quickly. Some hangers feature double shear designs, which help distribute loads on each joist for even better structural strength.
Joist hardware features different galvanization from regular to triple galvanized options. Stainless steel and triple-galvanized steel with zinc have a high resistance to corrosion and rust so they last long and work in interior and exterior applications. In coastal areas, stainless steel connectors are ideal because they can withstand the salt in the air. Triple-galvanized zinc options are suitable for inland applications. After choosing connectors, use fasteners such as nails and screws of the same material. For instance, pair galvanized screws with galvanized connectors and stainless steel screws with stainless steel connectors. The connectors are available in various standard sizes to make it easy to select the right option. They come in packs ranging from single pieces for small projects or renovations. There are large packs with 25, 50, or 60 pieces for both small renovation projects and large-scale constructions.