Assessment of damage to framing
The assessment of damage to structural framing members should only be undertaken by a competent person such as a registered structural engineer or a licensed builder. Where damage has occurred to trussed roofs, any assessment should be undertaken in conjunction with a registered structural engineer. Some important areas to look for damage to structural framing include:cracked or broken members
- damaged truss plates
- loose joints and connections
- truss plates not firmly seated on timber
- gaps between support points and joints
- girder trusses (trusses that support other trusses).
Failure to correct these types of faults could severely affect the structural performance of the roof structure.