Simpson Strong-Tie Introduces Self-Drilling Pilot Point Screw for Sheathing, Drywall, and Subfloor-to-CFS Applications
Pleasanton, Calif. — Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has introduced the Strong-Drive® PPHD Sheathing-to-CFS screw, a multipurpose, self-drilling, pilot point screw suitable for attaching sheathing, drywall, or subflooring to cold-formed steel framing.
Designed as an update to the existing PPSD Sheathing-to-CFS screw, the PPHD features a larger #5 pilot point with a longer flute and comes in popular #8 sizes. In addition, the fastener has buttress threads and a new dog-eared point for improved drilling performance through sheathing and metal.
PPHD screws can be purchased in bulk quantities for hand-drive applications or collated for auto-feed driving with the Simpson Strong-Tie® Quik Drive® PRO300SG2, PRO250G2, and PRO200SG2 auto-feed screw driving systems. The fasteners are also available in two levels of corrosion resistance — the Quik Guard coating is suitable for a wide variety of exterior applications and the yellow-zinc coating is for dry-service and low-corrosion environments.
“The new PPHD screws provide contractors with a versatile, multipurpose solution for fastening sheathing, drywall, and subflooring to cold-formed steel,” says Simpson Strong-Tie product manager Galen Longley. “The improved pilot point and fine, 17-thread-per-inch design are ideal for faster, more secure driving, particularly when used in conjunction with Quik Drive auto-feed driving systems.”
Available in a #8 x 1 15/16″; #10 x 1 3/4″, 11 5/16″ and 3″; and #12 x 1 3/4″ sizes, the PPHD Sheathing-to-CFS screws have a 6-lobe recess for secure driving and can be used as prescribed by code for shearwalls and diaphragms as set forth in AISI S240 and AISI S400. To learn more, visit the PPHD web page at go.strongtie.com/pphd.
About Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc.
Simpson Strong-Tie is the world leader in structural solutions — products and technology that help people design and build safer, stronger homes, buildings, and communities. As a pioneer in the building industry, we have an unmatched passion for problem solving through skillful engineering and thoughtful innovation. Our structural systems research and rigorous testing enable us to design code-listed, value-engineered solutions for a multitude of applications in wood, steel, and concrete structures. Our dedication to pursuing ever-better construction products and technology and to surrounding our customers with exceptional service and support has been core to our mission since 1956. For more information, visit strongtie.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.