Can someone tell my what these are called?

I ran across these on a Wind mitigation yesterday. The home had these in place rather than hurricane clips. Also would this even qualify on the wind mitigation form for the roof to wall attachment ?

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Don’t know what to call that, but it does not secure the top truss to the wall & that funky piece of wood (not metal) has only 2 nails, not the required 3.
I say toe-nail classification.

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A piece of steel on each side of truss heel securing truss to top plate.
Looks adequate with lag bolts from here.

Yep :cowboy_hat_face:

Maybe it does…

Sorry Sir Roy.
I meant to say the top cord not attached to that junk, as in roof to wall connection.

What would you give it on a wind mit?

I marked toe nails because I figured that technically it still doesn’t meet the 3 nail requirement.

Now to this that was mentioned above, when it’s a metal connector like seen in the attached picture it doesn’t attach to the top cord, does that mean it doesn’t get the roof to wall discount on the form ?

That is classified as toe-nail.
It is not attached to the top cord.

Definitions are clear

clip 3 nails

single wrap-front
single wrap front

single wrap-back
single wrap back

This is straight from the wind mitigation course:

Clips : Clips are defined as pieces of metal that are nailed into the side of the rafter/truss and into the side of the top plate or wall stud. The metal does not wrap around the top of the rafter/truss, and the clip is only located on one side of the connection. The approximate design capacity is in the order of 400-500 lbs uplift. The approximate design uplift capacity for two clips is 800 lbs.

Metal attachments must be secured on every truss/rafter that are nailed to one side (or both sides in the case of a diamond type clip) of the rafter/truss and attached to the top plate of the wall frame or embedded in the bond beam.

I’m not sure if I’m missing something but nowhere do I see I needs to be attached to the top cord. Also attached are pictures from the course showing examples of clips like the one I previously attached.


I was trained I think in 2007 to be a supervisor for the My Safe Florida Home program. We made the goal of inspection 400,000 homes & issued the first WindMits. That’s when they were first created by DFS.
I was taught the vertical wind load transfer for roof to wall had to be continually, with the top cord connected.
Not the first time I’ve heard courses are messed up.
Perhaps we’re both right… … … sorta. Good luck.

Hurricane_Tie_Info (1).pdf (135.4 KB)

Great info gentlemen!
Here in Northern Michigan we have wind but not like many states. No wind mitigations to deal with but this is interesting.
The fact that you might have wind that could separate the top and bottom chord of a truss is something I wouldn’t want to experience.

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yep I agree. Just to be a clip does not have to attach to the top cord.

its either or

Appears to me this looks like truss up lift, truss uplift repairs. You have any images of the bedroom outer wall or hallway ceilings?

Appears to be a heel truss.
The brackets span the width of the truss.
Any other brackets on the lower cord ceiling length?

Hi Robert, this is the outer wall corresponding to where these were located. I don’t have much more information since it was only a wind mitigation I didn’t look to much into it.

I think this would be called FRIGHTENING! Would hate to be in the roof with a few drinks in. Guaranteed to receive a prickling experience. :crazy_face: