Face fixed joist hangers are provided with fixing holes to allow you to fix them to the face of the beam or wall. Some have longer legs that can be bent over or wrapped over the beam or the wall. These legs allow fixing from the top giving extra support. Face fixed joist hangers can be light duty or heavy duty.
Masonry Joist Hangers
Masonry joist hangers are usually welded for strength. They are designed to be placed either on top of a wall, or wrapped around the wall or fixed into a joint in the wall. The return adds additional lateral support by wrapping around the back of the masonry.
Saddle Joist Hangers
Welded Saddle hangers are designed to hang over both sides of a beam, joist or a wall in order to continue a joist line in the same direction.
- Choose the correct hanger that fits the joist. Do not use a larger hanger than the size of the joist.
- Fill all the holes in each joist hanger with the proper size nail. If the wrong nails are used at a joist hanger, it won't perform as intended. Nails matter. Don't use drywall screws to install joist hangers, as they don't have the toughness to support joist loads.