She recommends attaching roofs with hurricane clips
, which create a stronger connection between the roof and the house.
Moore's new residential building codes include requiring roof sheathing, hurricane clips
or framing anchors, continuous plywood bracing and wind-resistant garage doors.
to secure the trusses to the walls.
Fie analyzed the plans and explained that the beams would have to be connected by large hurricane clips
at the joints and gave an estimate for the number of nuts and bolts that would be required to make the structure sturdy.
, straps, and anchors are utilized along the roof-to-wall, wall-to-wall, wall-to-floor, and floor-to-foundation connections.
Jackson singles out hurricane clips
or straps as an inexpensive way to reinforce your building's structural integrity.
Upon completion, they were glad their structure was secured with a slab that bolted with metal beams and hurricane clips
In a few cases, there just weren't enough nails in hurricane clips
to begin with," van de Lindt remarks.
No hurricane clips
, no serious anchorage to the foundation--bad news.
at these important joints can improve the security of older homes.
For instance, by adding hurricane clips
to hold down the roof, warehouses and other buildings can be made much more wind-resistant.
People are dropping wind damage coverage and using masonry construction and hurricane clips
[which clip a house's beams to its roof]," she explains.