In 1956 Barclay Simpson, entrepreneur and founder of Simpson Strong-Tie, helped out a neighbor by creating a structural connector to hold together a roof. That first product led to the development of hundreds of metal connectors for home construction. Today, Simpson Strong-Tie has manufacturing facilities across the U.S. and is one of the largest suppliers of structural building products.
Simpson Strong-Tie remains committed to developing structural products that help people build safer and stronger homes and decks.
Product innovations have led to countless improvements in home construction, including better ways to protect homes from earthquakes, high winds and hurricanes. A construction practice known as a "continuous load path" is used to connect the structural frame of a house (roof, walls, floors and foundation) using metal connectors. This practice has saved thousands of homes and buildings from damage.
For more than 55 years, Simpson Strong-Tie has been the trusted and recognized brand in structural connectors and more importantly the brand that stands behind its products and its customers.
To help you learn more about the structural integrity of your home and how to improve and protect it, we've put together step-by-step information on structural safety, useful questions you can ask your builder or remodeler, and an overview of how different types of natural disasters affect your home.