Last Updated on July 1, 2020 by Marsh Fasteners
When it comes to hurricane proofing a property, nothing should be left to chance. With hurricane season upon us, it’s important to ensure that all the safety components used are durable and weather resistant. Using a variety of fasteners to secure a roof and timber frames / structures is important if you want to avoid expensive property damage. A selection of durable stainless steel hurricane clips, ties, straps and joists are required for effective hurricane preparation. The role that these components play in hurricane proofing is as follows:
- Hurricane connector straps – twist straps are typically used to create a tension connection between two wooden members. Their main function is to resist any sort of uplift caused by wind and also reduce any interference that can occur at the transition points. These are typically available galvanized or in stainless steel.
- Hurricane joist hangers – these are used to create a stable connection between your roof trusses and rafters and top of your wall. They are designed to offer strong wind resistance and ensure that the task of hurricane clips and ties is made a bit easier in keeping the roof attached to the structure.
- Hurricane clips and ties – ties and clips are used to create a sturdy and strengthening connection between the roof truss and building wall. Clips and ties are available in a variety of sizes and will provide impressive wind and seismic resistance.
While clips, ties, straps and joists are used for securing your roofing and timber frames, it is also important to consider fasteners for securing your hurricane shutters, doors, gutters and downspouts.
Simpson Strong-Tie hurricane straps, ties and joist hangers are manufactured from grade 316 stainless steel and offer the ultimate corrosion resistance. This makes them ideal for hurricane proofing.
Buy Simpson Strong-Tie Hurricane Fasteners at Marsh Fasteners
For effective hurricane proofing, we highly recommend our Simpson Strong-Tie range. Get advice on which fasteners are best suited to your application. We also have a bulk price catalogue available. For more information and advice on hurricane proofing components and fasteners, contact us at Marsh Fasteners today.