Roof on new construction

Just inspected this home today for a previous customer. Before I start something, is there any new engineering or standards that I don’t know about for the roof-to-wall connection requirement. I’ve done quite a few new homes and never seen one without straps that I am familiar with. Today’s home is a 2-story, with wood frame on 2nd floor as usual… Pics are trusses at roof - only 1 truss end had a single strap over the truss. No other trusses were done. I just can’t imagine the builder missing this… Does anyone see something I don’t?

Stapled as well? Seems messed up. I assume you were definitively over the wall and not further out.

Those are Simpson H-10 clips in the 2nd and 3rd photos. The first photo may be a single-ply girder with a single wrap strap.

Those clips are not really designed for that application, but if the AHJ will accept them I guess theyre OK. The one over the top of the truss is the end of an ST strap. Kind of odd to see it over only one truss. That truss doesn’t look doubled like you’s expect a girder truss to be. If there was a post under the truss and the truss was strapped to the post, the engineer might be calling for a special hold down, in which case the post/hardware connections should have been continuous all the way to the foundation. Probably…

With something odd like this you really need to see a set of plans to know what the engineer had in mind and to confirm compliance.

Thanks for the feedback. The builder would only allow me access today, and the buyer has his pre-drywall walkthrough with the builder tomorrow.

Tell the builder if he is not going to show you the plans, then you are calling it out.

That was my plan. Thanks. I’ve just never seen this application.

They are quite common actually. H10A clips are used on most wood frame RTW connections. I don’t see what is causing the drama here. A better photo showing the nails would have been better though.

Probably just different framing practices in different places. No reason to get excited.

I’m not excited Kenton…I never get excited anymore, hehe. I was just trying to save a little “egg on face” for the OP.

The reason they get excited is not the practice of the builder but that of the insurance industry crooks. It is for a wind mitigation inspection. Without the info the insurance companies decided to tell the OIR they require the client does not get the rates they deserve.

The OIR is a disgrace of a government entity. All in the Florida OIR should be fired and replaced immediately as they let Citizens insurance company regulate them instead of them regulating citizens like it is supposed to be :frowning:

That album is skipping again…

He might me doing a phase inspection, Mike.

Could be,

So do tell Andrew. Wind mit or phase?

It was a phased inspection… or rather, just a pre-drywall inspection. I got the call from a previous client only when it was at this stage. I don’t do many phased inspections, but those I’ve done, I’ve not seen these - and just a single wrap on one truss? I have seen several builders skimp on the connectors and use cheaper materials… I know - it’s rare, but it happens… especially when one builder has 10-15 houses going up in one neighborhood…

Oh nooooooooo I was wrong… :slight_smile:

These are Simpson H10 good for around 700 # uplift resistance — which is alot better then the standard H2.5 clip (425#)… The single wrap (OIR stupid name) is most likely due to Engineer spec’s for a higher uplift fastener (MTS12 or similar good for around 900#) at a hip set truss -----or the carpenters ran out of H10 and replaced with a higher rated strap. Just my take

All true…