206 76th Street has been fully structurally reinforced and continuously tied-down from roof to foundations to resist hurricane-force winds. The exposed post and beam framing on the inside is an integral part of this tie-down structure.
Pre-engineered connector plates by Simpson Ties. Existing built-up beam (4 x 2 x 8s) dividing Living Room from Dining Room is sistered with a 14″ deep parallel strand lumber beam (seen behind it).
Pressure treated parallel strand lumber column shown bolt anchored to the exterior block walls.
Existing rafters in the new Dining Room sistered with 2 x 10s. Plumbing and gas services in progress.
Doubled and fletched rafters at clerestory roof.
Hurricane anchorage later buried in the final construction and hidden from view, below new patched roofing.
Each roof rafter is hurricane strapped-down into the bond beam at the top of the exterior block walls. Access holes to install vertical rebar tie-down reinforcing (below windows) are patched. Existing bedroom windows were relocated to suit new interior layout, however heritage window dimensions, proportions and sill elevation above the finished floor were maintained.
Heritage double doors and half sidelights were replaced with hurricane resistant, fully glazed double doors with full height sidelights. Doors and sidelights have micro blinds between glazing. Rafter tie-down straps ring the building soffit perimeter. Former Lanai slab demolished and removed after this photo.
New and former window locations received tie-down rebar.
Rebar was epoxied into bond beam above…
into block and slab below.
All exterior windows and doors are rated “glazing and frame hurricane impact resistant”, not requiring additional shutters or curtains to weather severe storms.