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Model #H1Z

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H1 18-Gauge ZMAX Galvanized Hurricane Tie

  • Resists high winds and seismic forces
  • Connects trusses/rafters to the top of wall
  • Galvanized to resist corrosion
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Product Overview

Deck Glamour Photo

Deck It Out

Strong decks bring beauty and entertaining space to your outdoor living area

Deck Glamour Photo

Make Your Deck Beautiful and Safe

Building a safe, strong deck starts with the proper connectors and fasteners

Photo of a deck being built

Deck Building Tips and Tricks

Installing corrosion-resistant connectors and fasteners helps extend the life of your deck

SDWH Screw being installed into ledger

Ledger connections critical for deck safety

Strong-Drive® SDWH Timber-Hex HDG screw delivers high-strength, wood-to-wood connectivity, such as deck ledger applications

DTT2Z guardrail install

Guardrail Installation Tips and Tricks

Don’t take chances with guardrail connections. DTT2Z deck tension ties fasten guardrails to deck framing.

DTT1Z install

Securing the Deck to the House

Install DTT1Z as a tension tie to meet building codes and eliminate the need to access to the floor joists inside the home

LSCZ install

Take the Step to Secure Deck Stairs

LSCZ adjustable stair-stringer connector offers a concealed connection between the stair stringer and the carrying header or rim board

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Joist Hangers

Provides bearing and uplift resistance

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Hurricane Ties

Ideal for preventing lateral movement of joists

Tight SD screw install photo

SD Connector Screw

The only screw approved with Simpson Strong-Tie connectors

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Post Caps

LCEZ end post caps provide a post-to-beam connection in new or retrofit deck applications

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Post Base

Features a 1 in. standoff to resist wood decay

Stainless-steel connector product shot

Prevent Corrosion

Deck-Drive DWP stainless-steel fasteners are recommended for higher-exposure environments or applications

Simpson Strong-Tie hurricane ties are designed to resist high winds and seismic forces by positively connecting trusses/rafters to the top of wall of the structure. These ties connect both solid-sawn and engineered lumber across a wide range of applications. Some hurricane tie models are available with additional corrosion resistance for exterior and treated-wood applications.
  • Great for connecting 2x deck joists on top of a perpendicular beam
  • Install in pairs on either side of the rafter/truss/joist to provide resistance to uplift and lateral forces
  • Use also for a variety of connections where 1-member crosses another
  • Made from 18-Gauge steel
  • ZMAX galvanization offers extra corrosion resistance for exterior and treated-wood applications
  • Install with 8d common nails or 9 x 1-1/2 in. Strong-Drive SD screws
  • Shop all Simpson Strong-Tie here.

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Product Depth (in.)
Product Length (in.)
Product Width (in.)
4 in


Color Family
Connector Finish
G185 Galvanized
Connector recommendation
Fasteners Included
Fasteners Not Included
No Additional Features
Number of Pieces
Package Quantity
Product Weight (lb.)
Staggered Nail Pattern
Not Staggered
Strap Type
Hurricane Tie

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers


Would these work well for a wheelchair ramp using 2x4's?

Asked by Mike March 6, 2021

Does these handel 140 mph winds??

Asked by snowy October 23, 2020

Yes. Correctly installed and properly secured, these Hurricane Ties will withstand that speed of wind. They will hold the two pieces together without question. Please know, that the wood and other structure integrity will collapse around 80-100 mph. Most standard 2x4 can break at weak points in 100 mph winds. But as a former employee of SST, those two piece of wood will still be together at the point of the tie. Your biggest concern will be the other debris flying in the area destroying the walls and tearing off the roof of your structure. 140mph winds will uproot trees, break apart telephone poles and throw small vehicles into the air.

What hole pattern do you use for nailing? Ie, you can’t nail in all 6 holes (3 per side) on a 2x ...

Asked by AKBuild September 27, 2020

The nail patterns are slightly offset to avoid this concern. In order to meet maximum load ratings all holes must be used.

Is this the same as the H1.81Z hurricane tie?

Asked by Robert September 25, 2020

The H1Z and H1.81Z are similar, but the H1Z is sized for a nominal 2x member (1 1/2" actual) and the H1.81Z is sized for a 1 3/4" member. Thank you!

Will these work with 2x4's?

Asked by Bob September 24, 2020


Do truss plates interfere with the installation of this item?

Asked by Johnson July 21, 2020

From our General Instructions for the Installer (note n); Fasteners are permitted to be installed through metal truss plates when approved by the Truss Designer in accordance with ANSI/TPI 1-2014, Section and 8.9.2. Installation of Simpson Strong-Tie® Strong-Drive® SDS Heavy-Duty Connector screws through metal connector plates requires the plates to be pre-drilled using a maximum of a 5⁄32" bit. Do not drive nails through the truss plate on the opposite side of single-ply trusses which could force the plate off the truss. Thank you!

May these be installed prior to the setting of trusses so that the trusses may simply be placed a...

Asked by Johnson July 21, 2020

Yes, they can be, the truss can just slip in later

The graphic says to use 2 1/2" 8d nails on the plates which I CANNOT find anywhere. Not at Home D...

Asked by Steve2C July 16, 2020

Typical deckmate screws will work for these,

What type of screws would I use with these?

Asked by AH8 June 30, 2020

The SD9112 structural connector screw is the only screw the H1 is load rated with. Thank you!

How do you install siding (exterior) or drywall (interior) on top of these? With nails, won't the...

Asked by Steve2C June 26, 2020

I use it on wood. I made a gazebo. And use screws to hold the wood. And the best thing that the gacebo passed the hurricane maria without any structural problems

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Customer Reviews

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they look good. I guess they work good. my deck...
they look good. I guess they work good. my deck didn't blow away yet.
I have been using these for rafter stays to put 2by4s in so I can lay rafters across them on a sh...
I have been using these for rafter stays to put 2by4s in so I can lay rafters across them on a shed roof or patio awning . Works perfectly. Now I'm not sure what they're designed for. But in my application it keeps me from having to cut out a bird mouth to set a simple roof line .
by Ron
Easy to install. Quality piece.
Easy to install. Quality piece.
by Bumpylives
Very Strong
We decided to use these on our outdoor pavilion.. Easy to use with straight or notched rafters...We used them for a notched overhanging rafter. Not sure they would work very well for a flush mount unless you had extra lumber at the bottom for the mounting screws.... Easily spray painted to match your color scheme..
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Have used galvanized hurricane ties from Simpson Strong-Tie for over...
Have used galvanized hurricane ties from Simpson Strong-Tie for over 10 years on rafters, floor joists and every other place where a 2x reinforcement is called for.
by HickoryC
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Did just what I needed
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