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Old 04-01-2012, 12:37 AM   #1
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We are selling our home and the buyer's inspector found a cracked board in the roof decking of our 1938 home. He said it should be blocked as needed form the under side. What does this mean and would could we expect in cost. Any help is much appreciated. Thanks - Need to sell.

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No pictures, not much info so it's anyones guess.
A house that old was built before plywood or OSB so they used 1 X 6's. It was common to have a weak area where a knot or flaw in the wood was to have it fail.
Pretty simple job to remove the shingles and tar paper in that area, cut out the bad board and replace, add new tar paper and install new shingles.
Keep in mind I can only guess since there's not enough info.

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Or just block it from underneath and toenail into the rafters
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Or just block it from underneath and toenail into the rafters
This would be the easier and less disturbance way to fix the board.
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If its is just a broken 1x6 i would block it from the attic as mentioned. Price is hard to say because we lack some details, i would ball park it at $150-$250. $150 if your on the street i am working on or near , But most likely i would expect someone to charge $200 maybe $250.
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