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Roofing and roof repair - Roof, Clips
Roof to Wall Connections: In houses with masonry walls, it is common to find a horizontal or "flat wise" 2x8 lumber plate that is bolted or strapped to the top of the masonry wall. The roof and the trusses or rafters are then connected to this plate using toe nails and, in wind resistant construction, metal straps. In newer wind resistant masonry construction, the plate may be missing and the straps may be embedded directly into the top of the concrete wall (in a bond or tie beam) and the trusses and rafters will be set directly on the walls with a metal plate or some other sort of moisture barrier between the top of the wall and the wood. In early applications of straps, it was considered sufficient to use straps or clips on every truss or rafter. Today, every truss or rafter is anchored with a strap if the builder is following high wind construction guidelines for a roof.
Toe tailed rafter to top plate of concrete wall.
Picture of a Simpsons roof to wall clip installed by Dunn Contracting
Long picture showingf the clips that were install by Dunbn Contracting,
Section four of the wind mitigation form is about roof to wall attachment. Specifically how is the roof system secured to the wall structure and what is the weakest connection. This is what the Wind Mitigation Inspection report asks and inspector to look for.