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. 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™ the safest & 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