A: Hi Fred, this is Colin from Simpson Strong-Tie. This product is designed to carry a 2x4 rafter. If your joist is 8x10, please contact the Simpson Strong-Tie Customer Service team at 800-999-5099 to review our hanger options. We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.
A: Hello Masterlock, I am Colin with Simpson Strong-Tie. I would not recommend the top flange Post Frame hanger for 2x4 lumber in your application. The PF24Z is designed to support 2x4 roof purlins spanning the top chords of pole barn trusses. From my position I am limited in helping you select the best connector for your application. Constructing overhead storage in your garage should be designed with care to avoid any safety hazards. I suggest you consult with a qualified professional to select the correct lumber and hangers for your project. Enter the words "Hanger Selector" in the Search Strongtie.com field on our home page (strongtie.com) and open the brown HS icon. This design tool may help you and/or your designer to select the best connector for your project. If you need more information or have additional questions, please contact the Simpson Strong-Tie Customer Service team at 800-999-5099. We look forward to hearing from you.