The Strong-Drive® SDPW Deflector screw from Simpson Strong-Tie fastens non-load-bearing, full-height partition walls to trusses and joints in roof and floor systems. Easy to install, the SDPW is designed to compensate for vertical deflection in the joist or truss due to live load or to seasonal material contraction and expansion. With tested lateral-load ratings that meet building code requirements, the SDPW is value engineered for strength, installation speed and jobsite safety.
Steady performance without squeaking
In addition to helping reduce wall separation as a result of vertical deflection, the SDPW features a polymer sleeve that minimizes friction in wood frame members. As a result, the SDPW can prevent annoying squeaks from occurring during seasonal changes in temperature or humidity.
The SDPW Deflector screw has several features making it ideal for contractors in single-family residential or multifamily residential construction:
- Deep 6-lobe recess for secure driving
- Interior-grade E-coat for dry-service applications
- Offset driver bit drives screw to predetermined depth
Ready for residential and commercial projects
DIY and home design influencer Dena of Fletcher Creek Cottage and her husband are building a dream home on 65 acres of land near their hometown. Dena explains why Strong-Drive SDPW Deflector screws were a great solution for fastening non-load-bearing partition walls to trusses (22:45). Although the walls are more than 9 1/2′ tall, a simple drill-and-drive procedure made it easy and safe to complete the task even without the use of a stepladder.
Jamie Gray of BCM for Tradies Magazine reviewed the SDPW with Luke McGlynn of Simpson Strong-Tie Australia. In another hands-on example, this live demo shows how fast and easy it is for carpenters and builders to install the SDPW into non-load-bearing walls for trusses and joists, saving time and effort at the jobsite.
A complete wall-to-truss fastening solution
The Strong-Drive SDPW Deflector screw works in tandem with the Strong-Drive SDWC Truss screw to provide a total wall-to-truss fastening solution. The SDPW is designed for non-load-bearing walls, while the SDWC Truss screw is engineered for load-bearing walls. In addition to fastening trusses and rafters to top plates, the SDWC provides a stud-to-bottom-plate or stud-to-top-plate connection.
To learn more about the Strong-Drive SDPW Deflector screw and our entire line of structural fastening solutions, visit go.strongtie.com/sdpw or call (800) 999-5099.