Qualifying measures include actions such as securing a roof with hurricane clips
or wraps and installing impact-resistant glass on windows and openings.
There is much the public can do at modest cost to mitigate the damage in advance of hurricanes (hurricane clips
to keep the roof from blowing off, storm shutters to protect windows, etc.).
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.
* Hurricane clips
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.
According to Tim Marshall, meteorologist and failure and damage consultant at Haag Engineering Co., Dallas, "There are great cement or wood siding products that help stiffen the wood frame (as opposed to decorative vinyl or aluminum sidings)." 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.