Retrofit Improvements: Gable End Bracing

Gable end walls are the triangle-shaped wall sections found at the ends of a pitched (gable) roof and generally run parallel to the roof rafters or trusses forming the gable. During a hurricane or other high-wind event, inadequately braced or improperly anchored gable end walls are vulnerable to failure and can become detached from the rest of the structure. A gable end wall failure can make the house susceptible to wind and water intrusion into the attic that can cause extensive damage and even building failure.

Retrofit Improvements - Gable End Bracing
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