reinforcing old roof


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Old 07-14-07, 10:30 AM
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reinforcing old roof

I've recently purchased a home that was built in 1922. The rafters are in good condition with no rot, and the plywood sheathing, according to our inspector, was replaced in the recent past and was not as old as the rafters. The rafters are 2 X 4 and are spaced 24 inches apart. The question I have is it necessary to reinforce the rafters with new ones to avoid roof sag down the road? Our inspector didn't seem to think so, I just wanted a second opinion.
 
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Old 07-14-07, 04:48 PM
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I would save your time and money and listen to the Inspector. I know what your after, but if they were going to sag, they would have done so by now. Those old 2x4's are as hard as a rock. They have dried in place and will not give. The ones in my house are just over 100 years old and no sag. I think they will be just fine. Old lumber is better then new lumber anyway. Just my thoughts. Have a good day.
 
 

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