She recommends attaching roofs with hurricane clips
, which create a stronger connection between the roof and the house.
This is the case if the builder used enough nails in the sheathing, used the hurricane clips
to attach the roof trusses to the walls and installed the framing per industry standards.
Upon completion, they were glad their structure was secured with a slab that bolted with metal beams and hurricane clips
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.
PLYLOX Hurricane Clips
are available along the coast from Brownsville, Texas, to Virginia Beach, Virginia, in most hardware stores, including Home Depot, Lowe's, Ace, TruValue, McCoy's, Sutherland's and many independent stores.
The use of hurricane clips
, straps, and anchors are utilized along the roof-to-wall, wall-to-wall, wall-to-floor, and floor-to-foundation connections.
Some homeowners and business owners did not invest in making their property hurricane-resistant by installing storm shutters, hurricane clips
, and other loss-mitigation measures, which could have saved their property.
Reinforced home: protective shutters and roof hurricane clips
in place, outside furniture securely bolted, tied down, or stored indoors.
Metal hurricane clips
(most easily added when a roof is being replaced)