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Retrofitting a roof with Hurricane Clips

jaya's picture

I'm planning on retrofitting my house with Hurricane clips (I live in the NE) and have access to the roof/top plate in the attic.   Are there any clips in the market that do not require me to remove the interior drywall or exterior sheathing to install clips.    Most clips on the market require you to fasten the strap to the top plate with nails perpindicular to the nails in the rafter.


JayA

(post #101317, reply #1 of 8)

 


the more times i read your question the more confused i get


if you are talking about what i think you are


ive put way more clips on than i ever wanted to,you have access to the top plate in the attic,i dont see the problem


maybe im just dense this  afternoon


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(post #101317, reply #2 of 8)

Simply fastening to the top plate does relatively little good -- the top plate will just pull off with the roof. The top plate needs to be strapped to the studs.


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(post #101317, reply #5 of 8)

The sheathing holds the top plate secure.

(post #101317, reply #7 of 8)

Depends on the sheathing.


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(post #101317, reply #8 of 8)

"The sheathing holds the top plate secure."

Only on the outside of the wall.

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(post #101317, reply #3 of 8)

Wind loads depend on exposurer, building height, and roof type.  It is best to calculate the loads and only strengthen the weak areas.  Your house may aready be okay.  Wind loads can only be calculated easily with computer software.  Hand calculations are difficult even for an engineer.

(post #101317, reply #4 of 8)

It may be easier to put them on the outside - Depends on what your soffit looks like.

It's actually a lot better if the clips are nailed through the exterior sheathing.

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(post #101317, reply #6 of 8)

simpson makes a u shape type hurricane strap