Originally Posted By: lclark
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I inspected a small 1200 sq ft house today with a hip roof. The house was in fair condition. when I looked into the attic there were no collar ties connecting the rafters to keep the roof from spreading. It was a wide open space. The cliants Grandfather was their’ took a look and said, that’s the way they used to build em. I told Him when they put the new roof on they may as well put some ties in to make it last another 60 years.
Has anyone else came across this type of hip roof before in older homes?
The house was built in 1940.