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Posted by bc on December 6th, 2000 02:09 PM
In reply to Birdmouthing rafters by Michael Folks on December 5th, 2000 06:09 PM [Go to top of thread]

I don't think hurricane ties and not notching the rafters are mutually exclusive so you should be able to do both. The ties can't hurt and can only help when the hurricane/tornado pulls your entire house off the foundation instead of just the roof. The ties are nailed horizontally into the wood instead of typical toenailing of rafters which is an almost vertical angle and would be more inclined to pull out from the upward force put on a roof being blown off.

A roof truss designed to be notched out to set on the top plate should not necessarily change the pitch of the roof if raised up by not notching it but it still needs to be notched so the ceiling joists will sit right on top of the top plate or else you will have a gap when you put drywall on the ceiling.

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