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Hat, U and Subgirt Channels

Hat-U-Subgirt-Channels-Continuous-Insulation.jpgAvailable Materials/Colors:
  • Non specific (random) colors provided for gauges listed unless otherwise specified
    • .050 aluminum
    • 24 ga. painted Galvalume®
    • 18 ga. G90 Galvanized  
  • Post painting available
    • Pre or post assembly
Recommended Applications:
  • Small entry ways
  • Small truss/canopy units
  • Horizontal furring/subgirt channels
  • Framing for suspended ceilings
  • Good option for traditional signage and awnings
    • Typically uses extruded shapes for framing
  • Utilize as a secondary framing member
    • Allows more fix points for single skin applications
  • Allows option of introducing CI Channel adaption in horizontal applications
Typical Maximum Span Capabilities:
  • Subgirt Channel – 18 ga. = 24” o.c.
  • Hat Channel1
    • 8 ga. = 48” o.c.
    • .050 aluminum = 36” o.c.
  • Alternate Hat and U assembly = 60” o.c
Spacing of member may also affect span capacity (tributary area)
Dependant upon overall load requirements of project