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Withstanding High Winds

Withstanding High Winds

The StormTech System creates a connected structure that holds the house together even in updraft conditions.

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Turnbuckle

Turnbuckle

The wire cables run from one end of the home to the other. Steel plates are added to each rafter containing a pre drilled hole for the cable to run through. Turnbuckles are used to allow tightening of the cables to remove any slack.

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Anchored

Anchored

The wire cables run through the exterior walls attaching to a turnbuckle that is mounted to the foundation of the home.

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The StormTech System

The StormTech System

The patented Stormtech Systemâ„¢ (shown in red) includes a system of wire cables and harnesses strategically placed to secure the roof to the house during a wind storm.

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Standard Joist Connection

Standard Joist Connection

Roofs are attached to homes based on gravitation. In other words, the roof is simply nailed (shown in green) on to the walls of the house relying on the weight of the roof to keep it from moving.

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Lifting Off the Roof

Lifting Off the Roof

This uplift action weakens the structure of the home or building which makes it more susceptible for damage.

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Wind Causes Uplift

Wind Causes Uplift

During the process of a storm, the wind force blows against the house and causes uplift.