Ceiling Joist Question & Rafter question

Hello,

Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy :slight_smile:

I was inspecting the attic of a 1950’s FL home today and came across a few things I haven’t run into before.

I noticed newly installed spacer blocks in-between the roof rafters and roof sheathing. Is that acceptable?

I noticed a few Ceiling Joists not connected where they join in the middle of the structure on a load bearing wall?

Any insight would be much appreciated.

Thank,

Dustin

Good catch Dustin,
The two (blocks and joists) are likely related. Rafter spread and ridge sag due to ceiling joists not being fastened. This however would be best diagnosed by a structural engineer.

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Dustin, was there new roofing on the home?

Yes, the shingles were just replaced.

They may have removed metal roofing and replaced it with shingles. Hence adding the plywood and blocking to support that.

But Russell is right. It would be best diagnosed by a structural engineer.

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Thanks Larry, I didn’t think of that possibility.

Welcome, Dustin… :smile: