Hurricane Retrofit Services
Hurricane Straps, are they a necessity? Some would say it’s really a dice roll every year with the way hurricanes are. While we can try to predict the weather, we know that we definitely cannot control it, so the best thing we can do is be ready for it.
Insurance premiums are going through the roof(pun intended) and many companies are forcing their insured homeowners to upgrade their current homes with the threat of cancellation or extreme premium increases. At PSLD Enterprises, we specialize in hurricane retro-fits strapping which almost always result in significant insurance premium discounts and credits that can help pay for your investment very soon.
Hurricane straps are joints of galvanized steel that secure your roof to the walls of your home. There are a variety of styles of hurricane straps that are available to choose from to fit the particular type of construction of your home. Hurricane straps resist the natural structural movement of your home in major storms and are versatile in they can be attached to window sills, wall intersections, upper and lower wall studs but are mostly installed inside of your attic. When installed correctly, the straps increase the strength of construction exponentially. The benefits are so incredible that hurricane straps are now considered essential or required by code officials and insurance companies.
This is an extremely solid way to strengthen the roof to wall connection as metal hurricane clips provide a positive connection for tying the roof to the foundation of your home. The once common practice of toe-nailing the trusses or rafters to the wall is not sufficient to hold a roof in place during high winds or extreme storms. Most older homes do not have hurricane straps and it can be difficult to verify if your home has them or not due to the insulation in the attic. It is very difficult to install hurricane clips in the attic of existing homes because of limited space where the roof meets the wall - and that’s why you need a professional with experience like the friendly guys and gals over at PSLD Enterprises.