I've seen starter strips fail up here..they were strips of foundation left over from lang frames and the day was cool, bar partially drawn.
I like the V bars, relatively easy to make if you have a tablesaw Find a way to pin the starter strips if you dont go with solid strips..molding is another viable options. Again pin them if you can.
I have reattached with wire it was all I could scounge up at the time, and snapped a great bar of capped brood off got a bit clumsy, reparied that one with hairclips and it worked very well. Tied them with fishing line I had laying around, they fixed the combs nicely. I havent cut the clips out yet, probably should winters getting close or just leave them till next year. I did remove the fishing line. I dont see why a small zip tie wouldnt work also.