hurricane clip

hurricane clip

A mechanical device installed at an eaves course of roof tiles to help prevent the tiles from being lifted by wind.
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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.
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.
Hurricane clips, 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 all around.
In a few cases, there just weren't enough nails in hurricane clips to begin with," van de Lindt remarks.
Hurricane clips 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.