Does code require hurricane ties?

Are hurricane straps required in Florida?

Q: Are hurricane straps required in Florida? Yes. After 1992’s Hurricane Andrew, Florida’s building code was updated to require that all new construction (including both timber and concrete), be equipped with hurricane ties.

Are hurricane straps required in California?

Basically, the effective standards are these: (1) All water heaters must be strapped, whether gas or electric. (2) Two straps are needed, one in the upper one-third and one in the lower one-third of the fixture. (3) Straps may consist of either plumber’s tape (at least 24 gauge) or half-inch-diameter metal conduit.

Do hurricane ties go inside or outside?

Hurricane ties are usually installed on the home’s exterior to provide the most secure connection between the roof, walls, and foundation, ensuring the greatest possible resistance to upwind and lateral forces that can cause catastrophic damage to a building.

How many nails are in a hurricane strap?

Nail each hurricane strap to your truss or rafter with 16-penny framing nails when you install hurricane straps to a roof. Make sure that your truss and rafter are also toe-nailed in place before you install your hurricane straps.

Where do hurricane straps go on a deck?

Hurricane straps are applied to a wood frame structure as soon as the structural frame is completed, before any plywood sheathing or decking is installed. Install hurricane straps with #16 nails, toe-nailing where they attach to the face (long dimension) of the structural lumber.

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Are hurricane clips necessary?

All new buildings are required to have hurricane ties installed. While not required on older structures, owners of existing buildings would be wise to invest in the installation of hurricane ties and straps. Costs are minimal and these retrofitted items can make a difference during the next hurricane or wind event.