Home Inspection Flashcard #116

Structure, Roof

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The carpenter cut kerfs into the tops of trusses when cutting out sheathing for the continuous ridge vent. Is this a serious structural issue?

a. Yes, trusses must not be altered in any manner. Recommend evaluation by a structural engineer.

b. No, the gangnail and the truss framing members it connects are intact.

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