Hurricane clip nailing

RE: UMVI Inspection - Wind Mit

I have a client that has hurricane clips installed with only one or two nails securing the clips to the sides of the trusses. He is asking if he could add screws rather than nails to meet the 3 nail requirement. I told him that I thought 1.5" or 2" stainless steel screws would be permissible.

Does this sound like good advice? I could not find much on the topic.

Craig Howard

You have to use the number and type of fasteners recommended by the hurricane clip maker.

Thank you - I will check into that. I hope one of my photos shows a brand name; probably Simpson

No, stainless does not have the same shear strength as nails. You can check with the manufacture for possible connections. Make sure they keep that information for the future.