Jay, how's the weather up there, we hit mid 70's today.
. I'm originally from Pennsylvania, so I'm assuming your weather is fairly comparable to there.
On your straps theory I also think it wouldn't be a bad idea to recommend strapping the outside joints (outside of Sheathing, assuming it's 1/2 inch OSB) of the bay also at the angles. That way all those joints are strapped/fastened inside and out. Sandwich effect, resistance both sides. I will recommend here in future even though not required, can't hurt.
David, good luck on your maintanance article. Keep in mind that NACHI has a life expectancy chart for home components that could help you with information on your article. jk