1000 Nails

When we bought our house, the house inspector suggested that we strengthen the garage with hurricane ties. Even though it survived hurricane Iniki that struck Kauai on September 11, 1992, every storm is different and we thought it was a good idea. So earlier this summer we rented a nail gun to install the ties. As you can see in the following picture, they hold the roof to the walls so it doesn’t blow off in the winds. We probably overdid it with a tie on both sides of every rafter, for a total of about 1000 nails. But when you have a nail gun, you have a tendency to overdo things.

View of garage rafters with hurricane ties nailed down

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  1. Mom says:

    Almost as much fun as Legos?!!!

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