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Roof Rafter Cut Creating A Structural Defect

Home Inspection - Cut Roof Rafter

This is a photo taken in an attic on a home inspection. This is an example of a structural problem that was created when a supporting roof rafter was inappropriately cut out to enable the installation of a prefabricated chimney flue for a freestanding fireplace. Since all of our home inspectors are also licensed professional engineers, we were able to detect this structural defect and design a satisfactory reinforcement to correct the defect.

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