Rafter Attachment in Attic

Home was built in early 1900’s. Was this a common method of attaching the rafters?

It looks like it and can’t really tell exactly how the ceiling joists and rafters are attached, individually and together.

Especially for a house built in early 1900s, the big question is: "Did you notice any anomalies in the roof system?”.

If not, move on….IMHO.


I have seen this configuration many times in old homes. Typically performing well if no damage or deterioration is present.