Quote:Beautiful! I'm jealous. The following query is not meant to be sarcastic - it is an honest question.Around here (Michigan), code requires the use of "Hurricane Clips" to fasten rafters to top plates, to prevent lift-off (and possible blowing away) of some or all of the roof structure. With a rolling roof-section, is there some type of loose "strapping" (perhaps looped around the track structure and moving along same when the roof rolls) to prevent such a worst-case scenario during high-winds? Or is it just "clamped-down" when not "rolled-off"?
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Quote:...is there some type of loose "strapping" (perhaps looped around the track structure and moving along same when the roof rolls) to prevent such a worst-case scenario during high-winds?
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Quote:Hi Tim, I also chose ½” plywood, and hope the weather cooperates for painting as well.The north side roofing, with AC wall (window) unit installed.
Quote:BTW, I say you go with a 30" Starmaster rather than the C14. That Coronado SM140 we looked through at HOTS 2004 would fit nicely too.
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