ALERT - Threads Not Displaying

A large number of threads from the last 12 months are no longer displaying in the individual Forums. The technical team is aware of the problem and we are working to resolve it. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience.
See more
See less

cable rafter ties

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • cable rafter ties

    Im adding cable rafter ties to my 1952 cinder block home. 4/12 pitch asphalt shingles. To make my home more hurricane resistant I have added hurricane straps and gable supports. I will be getting a new shingle roof this year. Before the new roof Im sistering a few cracked rafters. During the reroof, screws will be used to hold the planking to the rafters.

    There are NO rafter ties on this house and only a few collar ties. I dont know how its stayed together with just toe nails. Ridge is not sagging and walls are not bowing. Still, Ive decided to add rafter ties. Aside from one video, I know nothing about using cable to do this. However, cable would be easier and maybe stronger too. I need to know how strong my cables needs to be. All online roof load calculators need to know roof design load. I dont know this.

    Im looking for help in this cable tie project and suggestions of good suppliers.