Screws ensure no-squeak structural connection

From: Simpson Strong-Tie

Simpson Strong-Tie designs its new Strong-Drive SDPW Deflector screw line of fasteners to connect non-load-bearing, full-height partition wall top plates to trusses or joists while allowing for vertical movement without associated connector squeaks. Featuring an innovative polymer sleeve, the SDPW creates a strong connection that provides both lateral resistance and the ability for walls to deflect with the truss or joist. The sleeve eliminates costly callbacks associated with squeaks from metal-on-metal connections between walls, top plates and joists; SDPW Deflector screws also will not split I-joists when installed as directed.

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