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25 Small Sustainable House Plans: Cutaway Drawings — 3 Comments

  1. Owen: We love your website, it is full of great ideas. In your book, do you mention or emphasize roof structure hold down mechanisms? This is one of the most critical items.

    thanks,

    Greg

    • We emphasize bond beams to help tie the walls together and join the roof. We don’t emphasize roof ties/hurricane ties so much since they’re standard construction. Everybody knows to use hurricane anchors/rafter ties like Simpson anchors. We do emphasize using extra strong hurricane ties in hurricane and tornado regions, but that’s not in the book.

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