Pleasanton, Calif. — Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, today introduced the Strong-Drive® WSVF subfloor screw approved for use with fire-retardant-treated lumber. The WSVF joins the WSV family of collated screws developed for fastening subfloor sheathing using the Quik Drive® auto-feed screw driving system.
Featuring a fire-retardant coating, the WSVF provides corrosion resistance for use with fire-retardant-treated wood and wood-based materials that might otherwise compromise the performance of carbon-steel fasteners.
Thousands of structures have been destroyed by wildfires in California, Oregon, Washington, Colorado, and other states over the past five years. The WSVF provides a no-squeak, efficient subfloor connector for repair and replacement projects opting for fire-resistant subfloor materials.
Like other fasteners in the WSV line, the WSVF also features a redesigned tip and thread pattern to provide easy starts, up to 25% lower driving torque, and 20% faster overall driving. And less installation torque means less wear on tools. Additional features of the WSV line of fasteners include:
- A deep 6-lobe recessed ribbed head provides clean countersinking and more secure bit retention for fewer cam-outs
- The holding power of WSV screws reduces the incidence of gaps between the joist and subfloor that cause floor squeaks
- WSV screws can be easily backed out, allowing for easy future access to floor cavities
For more information about the Simpson Strong-Tie® Strong-Drive WSVF and the entire family of collated subfloor fasteners, visit strongtie.com/wsv.
About Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc.
For more than 60 years, Simpson Strong-Tie has dedicated itself to creating structural solutions and technology to help people design and build safer, stronger homes and buildings. Considered an industry leader in structural systems research, testing and innovation, Simpson Strong-Tie works closely with construction professionals to provide code-listed, field-tested products and value-engineered solutions. Our engineered products and solutions are recognized for helping structures resist high winds, hurricanes and seismic forces. They include structural connectors, fasteners, fastening systems, lateral-force-resisting systems, anchors, software solutions, and product solutions for repairing, protecting and strengthening concrete. From product development and testing to training and engineering and field support, Simpson Strong-Tie is committed to our customers’ success. For more information, visit strongtie.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.