HTU Face Mount Truss Hangers


The HTU face mount truss hangers have nail patterns designed specifically for shallow heel heights, so that full allowable loads (with minimum nailing) apply to heel heights as low as 3 7/8″. Minimum and maximum nailing options provide solutions for varying heel heights and end conditions.

Alternate allowable loads are provided for gaps between the end of the truss and the carrying member up to 1/2″ max. to allow for greater construction tolerances (maximum gap for standard allowable loads is 1/8″ per ASTM D1761 and D7147). See technical bulletin T-HANGERGAPS for more information.

Material: 16 gauge

Finish: Galvanized.


  • Use all specified fasteners. See General Notes.
  • Can be installed filling round holes only, or filling round and triangle holes for maximum values.
  • See alternate installation for applications using the HTU26 on a 2×4 carrying member or HTU28 or HTU210 on a 2×6 carrying member for additional uplift capacity.


  • HTU may be skewed up to 67 1/2°. See Hanger Options for skew options.
  1. The maximum hanger gap is measured between the joist (or truss) end and the carrying member.
  2. Minimum heel heights required for full table loads are based on a minimum 2/12 pitch.
  3. Uplift has been increased for earthquake or wind loading with no further increase allowed; reduce where other loads govern.
  4. Wind (160) is a download rating.
  5. For hanger gaps between 1/8″ and 1/2″ use the Alternate Allowable Loads.
  6. Truss chord cross-grain tension may limit allowable loads in accordance with ANSI/TPI 1-2007. Simpson Strong-Tie® Connector Selector® software includes the evaluation of cross-grain tension in its hanger allowable loads. For additional information, contact Simpson Strong-Tie.
  7. Loads shown are based on a minimum 2-ply 2x carrying member. For single 2x carrying members, use N10 (10dx1 1/2″) nails into the header and reduce the allowable download to 0.70 of the table value. The allowable uplift is 100% of the table load.
  8. NAILS: 16d = 0.162″ dia. x 3 1/2″ long, 10d = 0.148″ dia. x 3″ long, 10dx1 1/2 = 0.148″ dia. x 1 1/2″ long. See other nail sizes and information.