Danger of roof collapsing, in Kallangur, a northern suburb of Brisbane.
Roof in danger of collapsing. Examples of how a potentially dangerous roof truss situation was avoided as a result of a recent building inspection, by Peter Weddell, owner/operator of Qld Home Buyers Inspection Service.
You want to be aware of this!
Considerable sideways bowing of these roof trusses above a house that is approximately 12 years old!
Significant separation of gang nail plate, to top chord of a roof truss.
Further separation to bottom chord of a truncated (girder) roof truss.
A truncated (or girder truss) is a major component of the roof that supports a number of other trusses.
This photo shows separation also between webbing of the roof truss and its bottom chord.
Roof in danger of collapsing.
- This roof structure is very close to the point of collapse.
- Moderate to storm conditions could be a cause for collapse.
- Urgent rectification was required.
Cost to rectify this roof structure was considerably high.
Relevent material on roofs: