Home Inspection Flashcard #111

Structure, Roof

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What is the primary purpose of the 2x8 boards attached to the sides of the I-beam joists used as rafters?

a. They provide exposed tails for the roof overhang.

b. They improve compressive strength above the exterior load-bearing wall.

c. They provide improved nailing connections for anti-rotation blocking.

d. They provide the extra strength needed to support a roof overhang greater than 4 feet.

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