Question: Can homes have hurricane straps added to them after they are built?
Answer: No. However, residents can upgrade shingles and underlay when they next replace their roof.
Below is a full list of recommendations which can be performed to severely damaged homes and some that can be added when home upgrades are made ie: roof replaced.
On August 9th, 2021, I will be bringing a motion forward at Barrie City Council to request that the Ontario Building Code and The City of Barrie, mandate the inclusion of hurricane straps in all new builds. This includes residential, commercial and industrial builds.
I am currently working with field experts to ensure the proper measures are requested.