Asked on Jan 5, 2019

How do I fix a split roof truss?

Kellie BloomGkGary B

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My porch has 1 split roof trust that needs to be repaired/replaced.How would I do that?

3 answers
  • Gary B
    on Jan 5, 2019

    Support it first, jack it back up into place slowly so you don't do other damage. If the truss is not exposed, you can "sister" another board beside the broken one, nail or screw a 2X4 beside it, for as much of the length of it as you can. If it's exposed you might consider a bolt plate on both sides of the crack and bolts through them

  • Gk
    on Jan 5, 2019

    Hello Kellie! I would contact a professional to repair or replace the the roof truss. It would be the safest way to do it.

  • Kellie Bloom
    on Jan 5, 2019

    Thank you for your information, it helped

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