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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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.
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.
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 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.