Deflection Track

Protect Your Walls While Cutting Cost. Steeler Deflection Track is an economical alternative for ceiling connections of non-load bearing walls. Our deflection track is engineered to allow for ceilings to deflect under loading without affecting the wall underneath. In many instances, Steeler Deflection Track makes for an innovative replacement to slip track systems, saving you both material and labor costs. For the next generation in deflection systems, take a look at our slotted track and Steeler Slotted Stud.

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Steeler Deflection Track is offered in 25 gauge, 20 gauge, 18 gauge, and 16 gauge.

Deflection track meets or exceeds ASTM A653. Walls assembled using deflection track are installed similarly to standard load-bearing walls, with the exception that studs be 1-3/8” shorter to allow for the deflection track’s equivalent height. While deflection track can be an economical solution to classic slip track deflection systems, see our slotted track and Steeler Slotted Studs for even more deflection system options.

  • Less material needed means more savings: Steeler Deflection Track replaces the need for a double track deflection system, making it a cost-effective option for your deflection system needs.
  • A Steeler creation: Our engineers are always looking to improve the way wall systems function, and the deflection track is just one example of that. Introduced as a cost-effective alternative to slip track, Steeler Deflection Track was created to help our customers save money and time.
  • Save money in the long-term: We use a full zinc coating to greatly minimize rust formation, meaning your walls will last longer. Steel framing is not compromised by termites or mold, and holds up better against acts of nature when compared to wood framing.
  • Earn LEED Credits: Due to levels of recycled content in the coils we use, our steel studs are considered a green product, which can earn your projects LEED® points.

Width Offerings: 3-1/2”, 3-5/8”, 4”, 6”, and 8”.

Standard Length: 10’, but custom orders may be available .

For more specifications, including Section Properties, see our Support section.

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