Proprietary Fastening System
OMG specializes in custom fasteners and developed a specific fastener for the ‘truss-to-top plate’ connection and needed a device to deliver the fastener reliably and fast. Ideaz teamed up with OMG to create a new device that would render traditional hurricane ties obsolete by installing fasteners from the ground, without using a ladder,compressor, nail gun or sheet metal brackets. The code-compliant connection is made in under 10 seconds – up to 8x faster than the traditional method.
Hurricane ties are sheet metal supports that are used when building in coastal zones and are part of a ‘continuous load path’ building regulation. The installation process is time-consuming and laborious — and dangerous. Installation of hurricane ties requires a compressor, hose, nail gun, and up to ten nails per tie. A worker must ascend, descend, and move a ladder for each truss all around the interior of the building – which is time consuming and dangerous.
The result is a proprietary system that is fast, safe and satisfies building regulations around the USA and is a paradigm shift in how wood connections are made.