Rafter & Hurricane Tie Framing Connector Anchors
Framing Connectors for Lumber including Rafters, Trusses, and Joists
Hurricane Ties, also known as rafter or truss ties, are used for deck or roof framing to secure rafters, trusses, or joists to the wood framework. This is done to resist uplift and lateral forces, such as those that come from a hurricane or severe storm. Proudly made in the USA.
Hurricane ties come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but are functionally nearly identical. They all secure rafters, trusses, or joists to the top plates of the wood framework. The differences lie in how they attach.
Framing connector anchor is a broad term, coming in many varieties including post bases, half bases, post caps, hurricane ties, and many more.
Caution: Do not install Hurricane ties into both sides of a given truss, rafter, or joist. Doing so may cause damages in the wood and risks collision of the nails (see image). Instead, install them diagonally across from each other.