The EDGE™ Steel Framing System features lightweight and high-strength steel combined with an innovative design that incorporates a closed triangular lip. This (US Patents: US D606211 S1, US 8,056,303 B2 Additional patents pending) system provides the framer with the safest installation environment in the industry. The EDGE also delivers increased wall heights, while still meeting ASTM standards for screw retention and penetration. Combine those features with industry leading STC ratings and The EDGE is hard to equal. The EDGE is the safest drywall stud the building industry has to offer, designing out hazards in the field.
The EDGE is UL Classified for use in one-, two-, three- and four-hour wall assemblies. The EDGE is specified in UL Designs U419, V438, V489, V498, W433, and W440. Its design characteristics result in reduced injuries and increased safety by eliminating 95% of sharp edges found on traditional drywall framing systems.
Strength by Design - A patented triangular lip provides greater increased strength and stiffness. The result: greater wall heights, easier to screw into and a measurably safer product. The EDGE is a truly unique design.
Increased Productivity - Safer, stronger, fewer stripped screws. Saves on Worker’s Comp claims and downtime. The Rolled Edge Steel Safety System makes The EDGE is thesafest & strongest choice, all at no added cost!
UL® Classified - Tested and approved for use in up to 4-hour rated wall assemblies. The EDGE steel framing system is compliant with ASTM standards C645, C754, A653, and A1003.
The EDGE safety framing is offered in four thicknesses to accommodate a variety of drywall framing needs:
1. The EDGE 25 (EDS125-15) has a design thickness of 15 mils (0.0153”) and is an ideal replacement for conventional 25 gauge framing (0.0188”).
2. The EDGE Performance 20 (EDS125-19) drywall stud has a design thickness of 19 mils (0.0188”) and is manufactured from 55 KSI steel. The EDGE™ Performance 20 Drywall Stud System has been independently tested for compliance with AISI standard S220-15: Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing – Nonstructural Members. AISI S220 was developed specifically for state-of-the-art nonstructural drywall products – like The EDGE™ Performance 20 System – and S220-15 has been approved for adoption into the 2018 International Building Code (IBC). Should screw pullout values be a consideration, it is suggested that the designer refer to The EDGE™ screw pullout values on page 13.
3. The EDGE Super 20 (EDS125-23) drywall stud utilizes a design thickness of 23 mils (0.0232”) and is manufactured from minimum 40 KSI material. The EDGE™ Super 20 Drywall Stud System has been independently tested for compliance with AISI standard S220-15: Standard for Cold-Formed Steel Framing – Nonstructural Members. AISI S220 was developed specifically for state-of-the-art nonstructural drywall products – like The EDGE™ Super 20 System – and S220-15 has been approved for adoption into the 2018 IBC.
4. Now available: The EDGE 30 Mil
Information is available regarding The Gypsum Association's requirements for using DW30 product with Abuse Resistant Board.
For more information on The Edge™ Steel Framing please contact:
Chris Chimera – Sales Manager