I want to install some Simpson StrongTie H2.5 hurricane clips to my 1919 house (Jacksonville, FL) to get my hurricane insurance premium down...it got really ridiculous over the last few years...(thanks Andrew, Charley, Ivan, Jeanne!)
Simpson's installation instructions for the H2.5 clips call for 2 1/2" 8d nails...
Do people really use 2 1/2" nails through the rafters? Is an inch of nail out the back of the rafter something the wind insurance inspector is going to be looking for or something?
I thought I would use some regular 1 1/2" joist hanger nails in the rafters?? Anyone have experience with this?