VIDEO: Home Inspection Broken Roof Truss

January 29, 2009 by  
Filed under Inspecting with the Inspector

Several broken factory-built roof truss members in the attic:

These load paths must also be properly connected to prevent unwanted movement/separation. Truss repairs must be stipulated and supervised by a state licensed truss engineer. Recommend further evaluated by a truss structural engineer with a engineering stamped of his/her findings and recommendations.

Defects found during a home inspection in the Phoenix Arizona valley area.

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One Response to “VIDEO: Home Inspection Broken Roof Truss”

  1. Jeff on July 24th, 2009 2:35 am

    WOW! looks like a hip roof. Was the truss damaged before it was installed? What type of roof, shingles or something heavier?

    The fact that the nails in the scab are pulling out says a lot, scary!

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