You asked: Can you use deck screws for hurricane ties?

Can I use deck screws for joist hangers?

The manufacturers agree: Never use galvanized deck screws or drywall screws to install joist hangers. Those screws don’t have the shank size and toughness to support joist loads.

How many nails do you need for hurricane ties?

The Simpson Strong-Tie H3 Clip is part of the Hurricane Tie System that features various configurations of wind and seismic ties for trusses and rafters. A typical H3 installation ties the single top plate to the rafter or truss. The Simpson H3 requires (8) 8d joist nails.

Are hurricane ties required?

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.

Do Rafter ties go inside or outside?

1 Answer. H1Z clips, per the manufacturer, belong on the outside with the “ears” facing outward (not resting on the top plate). So the upward force on the roof does not cause the top plate to pull away from the walls.

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