Roof Truss Nailing With Hurricane Clips


If you use hurricane clips to secure roof trusses from uplift, are you allowed to use fewer than the typical three nails in the bearing heel of the roof truss? I am concerned because we want to do the right fastening schedule, but three nails in addition to the hurricane clip splits the wood. What is the standard recommendation?


When using hurricane clips, install the appropriately rated clip per the clip manufacturer’s instructions. No other nails are needed.

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