Representing Manufacturers of Engineered Floor, Wall, and Roof Structural Components
Lay-On Gable Connection: An Analysis of a Toe Nail Connection Visible After Sheathing is Installed
Research Report No.:
June 23, 2015
August 31, 2015
A lay-on gable frame is typically connected from the top during truss placement, but after sheathing is installed, this connection is no longer visible for the building inspector to verify. This creates a need for an alternate connection that is visible from below. The goal of this Research Report is to analyze a simple, cost-effective, toe nail connection between the lay-on gable frames and supporting truss system that is visible after sheathing is installed.