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Old 10-17-2017, 03:37 PM   #1
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Think There's A Structural Issue Here?


Took this picture this afternoon.

Look at the roof with the brick/stainless chimney sticking out of the roof.

Three houses south of me. How many more winters /snow load, until it caves in?
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Old 10-17-2017, 04:31 PM   #2
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I will bet $10.00 that it will go in two years. About February 2019.

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Are we gonna have a Roof Collapse Pool now?
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Re: Think There's A Structural Issue Here?


looks to me only thing holding it up is the shingles?
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Old 10-17-2017, 05:21 PM   #5
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That roof has a pretty steep pitch. I'm guessing that it's trusses @ 24" spacing, and a single span condition on that section when they sheathed it.
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That roof has a pretty steep pitch. I'm guessing that it's trusses @ 24" spacing, and a single span condition on that section when they sheathed it.
my guess that house has been there since the 30's...they have trusses back then?
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No way to tell from the picture for sure, but the ridge looks probably OK.
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I can't see it from my house! LOOKS good. LOL I bet the shed roof addition, with no beam? I give it 7.23846 years!
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my guess that house has been there since the 30's...they have trusses back then?


Probably 2x4 rafters 3' +/- OC.
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Are we gonna have a Roof Collapse Pool now?
Good idea.

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Re: Think There's A Structural Issue Here?


You guts see a lot more in posted pictures than I do. To me it looks like somebody did a really bad job adding an overhang on to the roof.
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my guess that house has been there since the 30's...they have trusses back then?

I recant, thought it was newer. If it's from that era no telling what they did. Definitely not 16' centers!
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I would say it is full 2x4 stick framed with collar ties , who knows on spacing. It is really amazing how well them roofs held up. The steepness was the only saving part.
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Everyone thinks there is a problem, even though the ridge doesn't sag?
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One thing I have noticed from living in a rural area where a lot of out buildings slowly rot into the ground is that building fail very very slowly.
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I think it will last another 10 years easy.
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I will bet $10.00 that it will go in two years. About February 2019.

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Everyone thinks there is a problem, even though the ridge doesn't sag?
Do you see the sag between RR?
It seems as though the ply used is much too thin for the huge span between RRs.

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looks to me only thing holding it up is the shingles?
Most likely it will not go anywhere if it's done the right way... I looked at this job a while back, if nothing was hacked up, it should last.
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Do you see the sag between RR?
It seems as though the ply used is much too thin for the huge span between RRs.

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I can't say how much of one there is, but I've never seen a roof collapse without the ridge line showing a problem long before.

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