Joist Hanger

Definition

A type of hardware used to attach a wood joist to structural beams or girders, providing additional strength.

Things you need to know

To ensure that the joist hanger will offer the expected stability, it is important to use the largest size that fits the lumber, and the correct type of nails.

Cost Considerations

Joist hangers are available inexpensively at most hardware stores for under $5. Given the stability they add to the structure, this is a worthwhile investment.

Costs vary greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.

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