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VERTICLIP® SL – EXTERIOR HEAD OF WALL

VertiClip SL
VertiClip SL0060

VertiClip® SL connects the exterior curtain wall studs at head of wall to the building frame while allowing for vertical deflection of the structure up to 1½” (¾” up and down). VertiClip’s unique design provides both an anti-friction and anti-seizure connection between the clip and the stud web surface thereby preventing a transfer of vertical forces into curtain wall framing, which is not engineered to support axial loads. Use of VertiClip SL over friction-fit track assemblies helps protect liability through the utilization of positive mechanical attachments to the web of the stud. Allowable loads are based on use of two #12 screws for attachment to stud (provided).

ASTM A1003/A1003M Structural Grade 50 (340) Type H, ST50H (ST340H): 50ksi (340MPa) minimum yield strength, 65ksi (450MPa) minimum tensile strength, 68mil minimum thickness (14 gauge, 0.0713” design thickness) with ASTM A653/A653M G90 (Z275) hot dipped galvanized coating.

The attachment of VertiClip to the primary structure may be made with a PAF, screw/bolt anchors or weld and is dependent upon the base material (steel or concrete) and the design configuration.

  • Load-rated positive mechanical attachment at each stud
  • Eliminates friction-held assemblies
  • Utilizes only certified, 50ksi steel
  • Step Bushings pre-installed for accurate placement
  • Load rated screws provided for each VertiClip
  • Meets all building code criteria
  • Adaptable for multiple configurations
  • Top of wall bridging or strapping is eliminated
  • Top track lightweight for easy handling (not a structural element, may be 20ga standard leg - Deep-Leg Track is not required)
  • Utilize clips for wall layout
  • Eliminates temporary screws