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Old 02-19-2009, 10:45 AM   #1
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sagging roof, should I be concerned


Hi guys

This is actually my first post here, I've been living in my house for the past three years, it was built in the 40s. its a 1.5 story house. I havent had any problems with it, however I did notice that the roof sags quite a bit. When standing outside and looking at it from an angle, from one end to the other end, it probably sinks a good 4 inches in the middle.

Should I be concerned about this, should I try to fix this, or have it fixed. I have seen in other posts where people strengthen their roof by adding additional beams in the attick, however the problem is that, because my house is 1.5 stories, the second floor is built into the roof, my attick space only represents one third of my roof.

Any ideas on how this can be fixed without having to demolish anything in my upstairs rooms?



Thanks for any help

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Old 02-19-2009, 10:48 AM   #2
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Ayuh,..

Is it Just the roof,..??
Do the floors mimic the same sag,..??

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Old 02-19-2009, 11:12 AM   #3
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there is a spot on the second floor where the floor sinks slightly, howevereverything on the first floor is perfectly leveled, even the ceiling under the spot that sinks is leveled.

I guess over the years the whole roof structure has warped

unfortunately I can't know how long it has been like this
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