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Hurricane strap is a general term used to describe any manufactured piece of galvanized steel that secure framing sections of a building to other sections, such as roof trussed to walls. There are a variety of styles of hurricane straps depending on the type of construction. Hurricane straps resist the natural structural movement of a building against uplift on the roof structure caused by wind and major storms such as hurricanes or tornadoes. Hurricane straps are versatile and can be attached to window sills, wall intersections, and upper and lower floor wall studs. When installed correctly, hurricane straps increase a building's strength significantly. The benefits are so pronounced that hurricane straps are now considered essential by code officials and insurance companies.