Holy rafters!

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Old 07-14-15, 02:31 PM
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Holy rafters!

Check out these broken rafters at my in-laws.

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Did you insert the correct link? I'm not seeing any rafters. I stopped flipping through at plumbing. Are there rafter photos in that account somewhere?
 
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PD, scroll to the left instead of to the right. It starts with the very next pic to the left.
 
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Have they ever had a tree hit the roof.

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No tree. Actually, they did have a fire in that room back in the 80's. I did not see any fire damage up there.

My father in law says he heard something over the winter when there was heavy snow on the roof. He was up cleaning the siding and noticed a dip in the dormer roof. He managed to to stick a light and a camera into the affected area from a side attic. The pictures weren't very good, but he could see some damage up there. He cut a hole about 24" x 24" in the drywall under the affected area and things were far worse than expected.

The rafters are 2" x 8" x 18' long and the roof is nearly flat.
 
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Probably from when the roofers were loading the roof with lots of shingles and slamming the bundles down.
 
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A flat roof can often accumulate way too much snow, especially if they get some rain anywhere along that time frame. What he heard and the heavy snow was probably what broke those rafters. He might want to see if the home owners insurance will take care of the repair. I suspect he was not the only one to have such damage.

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His insurance company is sending over a forensic engineer.

That house was built back in the 60's. It is a Levitt home.
 
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Good luck trying trying to get any insurance company to pay for under sized over spanned rafters.
Unless a tree fell on the roof It's just not going to happen.
 
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I have to agree I doubt that an insurance company will pay for rafter damage I am thinking that they will consider this a maintenance issue and not something they would normally pay for. Your in laws should get a contractor for this job as a structural engineer will probably be called in independent of the insurance adjuster. I think some of these can be repaired but most will need to be replaced.
 
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They will getting their own engineer to come up with a fix. Then a carpenter will be hired.
 
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