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stuffnsuch 04-11-2013 04:11 PM

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The house was built in 1923. Had a fire in the 70's...not sure how bad. The trusses are old, dark wood, 2 X 8 and some 2 X 10's. No metal plates.

The dormer rooms were added in the 80's..I think. There are many triangles that terminate at or just after the top of the dormer wall. The walls in the interior space of the dormer room is sheet rocked with thick fiberglass insulation behind it.

The sheeting or decking is against the 1 X 6's that go horizontally across the trusses...with a 1" -- 2" gap between. The 1 X 6's are attached to the top of the trusses (then the novaply, and then the metal roof). When we had it re-roofed 4 years ago...I was told that the 1 X 6 slats were breaking when they tried to put the metal roof on, so they had to re-sheet it (Not sure if that was correct, but I agreed, and paid for it).

Is there a way to attach a photo...? I'll check.

Thanks,

~Jerry


stuffnsuch 04-11-2013 04:11 PM

3 Attachment(s)

The house was built in 1923. Had a fire in the 70's...not sure how bad. The trusses are old, dark wood, 2 X 8 and some 2 X 10's. No metal plates.

The dormer rooms were added in the 80's..I think. There are many triangles that terminate at or just after the top of the dormer wall. The walls in the interior space of the dormer room is sheet rocked with thick fiberglass insulation behind it.

The sheeting or decking is against the 1 X 6's that go horizontally across the trusses...with a 1" -- 2" gap between. The 1 X 6's are attached to the top of the trusses (then the novaply, and then the metal roof). When we had it re-roofed 4 years ago...I was told that the 1 X 6 slats were breaking when they tried to put the metal roof on, so they had to re-sheet it (Not sure if that was correct, but I agreed, and paid for it).

Is there a way to attach a photo...? I'll check.

Thanks,

~Jerry


stuffnsuch 04-11-2013 04:11 PM

3 Attachment(s)

The house was built in 1923. Had a fire in the 70's...not sure how bad. The trusses are old, dark wood, 2 X 8 and some 2 X 10's. No metal plates.

The dormer rooms were added in the 80's..I think. There are many triangles that terminate at or just after the top of the dormer wall. The walls in the interior space of the dormer room is sheet rocked with thick fiberglass insulation behind it.

The sheeting or decking is against the 1 X 6's that go horizontally across the trusses...with a 1" -- 2" gap between. The 1 X 6's are attached to the top of the trusses (then the novaply, and then the metal roof). When we had it re-roofed 4 years ago...I was told that the 1 X 6 slats were breaking when they tried to put the metal roof on, so they had to re-sheet it (Not sure if that was correct, but I agreed, and paid for it).

Is there a way to attach a photo...? I'll check.

Thanks,

~Jerry



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