New hangers install over two layers of drywall

-Pleasanton, Calif. – Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, has introduced new drywall hangers that can be installed over two layers of gypsum board (drywall) into a wood stud wall.

The new DU/DHU face-mount hanger and the DHUTF top-mount hanger are designed to carry joist floor loads to a wood stud wall through two layers of 5/8″ drywall. These hangers install after the drywall is in place and are available in sizes that accommodate most joists used in multi-family construction, including I-joists and trusses.

“The multi-story construction market continues to grow nationwide and in response, builders need innovative solutions for a variety of applications. The SDS screws used with these hangers have the ability to reach farther than nails through a soft material like gypsum,” said Tom Evans, product manager for Simpson Strong-Tie.

For more information about the new DU/DHU face-mount and the DHUTF top-mount hangers, visit the website at

About Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc.

For more than 55 years, Simpson Strong-Tie has focused on creating structural products that help people build safer and stronger homes and buildings. Considered a leader in structural systems research, testing and innovation, Simpson Strong-Tie works closely with industry professionals to provide code-listed, field-tested products and value-engineered solutions. Its structural products are recognized for helping structures resist high winds, hurricanes and seismic forces. The company’s extensive product offering includes engineered structural connectors, fasteners, fastening systems, lateral-force resisting systems, anchors and products that repair, protect and strengthen concrete. From product development and testing to training and engineering and field support, Simpson Strong-Tie is committed to helping customers succeed. For more information, visit the company’s website at


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