Trusses modified

Attached you will find and interesting truss modification, for storage of course. To quote the owner, “But the wind comes from that direction.” This home is located in Florida in the 120 mph WBDR. To quote Gerry Beaumont****](http://www.nachi.org/forum/users/gbeaumont/), " You can not fix stupid!"

And why wouldn’t you compromise the structure of your home to store such valuable items?:roll:

Another item to note here is the lumber they used to modify with is not #2 Southern yellow pine as required (structural) but looks like lodge pole pine normally used for interior studs. You can see the difference in the grain and the amber color on the existing trusses and the lack of heavy grain and white coloring on the new lumber. There is a reason for different grades of lumber. Obviously they did not know this along with not making unauthorized mods to truss systems.