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Old 11-05-2011, 07:04 PM   #1
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Is it an illusion when your looking at your roof and it looks like it's sagging

towards the middle? Or should I be concerned and inspect the underside

from the attic?

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Hold an envelope or index card in your line of vision to align with the roof; it should help you see if it is an actual or some visual illusion.
How old is the house?
If it is sagging, it could be a bad thing (rot, undersized rafters, etc...).

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Sagging happens quite often during the settling process of a structure, especially in the old stick framing of homes, not so much in homes with trusses.

More often then not it's nothing to worry about, and usually isn't enough of an eyesore to justify the cost of leveling it out.

I would for sure take a look from underneath "in the attic/crawl space" just to make sure.
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Hold an envelope or index card in your line of vision to align with the roof; it should help you see if it is an actual or some visual illusion.
How old is the house?
If it is sagging, it could be a bad thing (rot, undersized rafters, etc...).

I don't have any idea of how old the house is. The oldest date I've found is a dog license from 1968 in the basement, so it is at least that old.
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Sagging happens quite often during the settling process of a structure, especially in the old stick framing of homes, not so much in homes with trusses.

More often then not it's nothing to worry about, and usually isn't enough of an eyesore to justify the cost of leveling it out.

I would for sure take a look from underneath "in the attic/crawl space" just to make sure.

Okay, so poke my head up in the attic and I should be able to see the supports for the roof or the trusses or whatever?
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Post some pictures so we can see what your talking about.

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