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New article on collar ties and rafter ties

July 8th, 2009

Do you know the difference between a collar tie and a rafter tie? They may look similar, but they are used for very different things. Contrary to popular belief, collar ties are not capable of holding the walls together. They are simply too high up in the attic. Collar ties prevent uplift due to wind. Rafter ties are placed lower in the attic and to keep the walls from spreading due to the weight of the roof. They each have their own requirements and purposes, and inspectors should be ready to differentiate he two. To find out more, take a look at our new article on collar ties and rafter ties for inspectors.

This blog entry was posted by Rob London.

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