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How to Reinforce a Porch Roof Against Wind Damage


Adding a large covered patio to a waterfront home in a hurricane zone required extensive reinforcement of the framing to allow it to stand up to high winds. This included specially fabricated steel posts that were bolted to the slab and support beams, as well as metal saddle hangers to secure the ceiling joists and rafters.  ...More




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How to Reinforce a Porch Roof Against Wind Damage

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Adding a large covered patio to a waterfront home in a hurricane zone required extensive reinforcement of the framing to allow it to stand up to high winds, including:

  • Custom steel column posts that were fabricated on the jobsite, then bolted to the concrete slab and support beams for added security.
  • Hurricane straps and metal saddle hangers to attach the ceiling joists and rafters to the support beams.
  • Covering the ceiling with 1/2″ plywood to prevent racking.

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