Defective roof trusses being dangerous, in Mount Gravatt, a Southern suburb of Brisbane,

Dangerous defective roof trusses, identified in a building inspection by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service and Queensland Building Inspection Service, QBIS.

Danger of defective roof trusses

Separation of gang-nail plate and bottom chord, above the supporting roof beam.

Separation of a gang-nail plate attached to junction of top and bottom Chords of the roof trusses.

Defective roof trusses that are dangerous

The roof truss gang nail plates (securing’s that hold the truss together) are separating from the bottom chord.

Dangerous defective roof trusses. Important notes:

  • Roof truss problems like this are very Dangerous and could lead to collapse of a tiled roof at any time also potentially cause serious injury or fatality to anyone below, should it fail.
  • Fortunately for the owner, the problem was picked up in our inspection and with recommendations, rectified at a reasonable cost.
  • Before it became a serious problem!

Some useful information

Roof collapse danger

Qld Government Alert on Roof Collapse

Technical roof notes

Qld Govt Technical notes on roofing

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