Truss Repairability


Occasionally we deal with truss failures due to impact and or crushing forces such as trees falling onto roof structures. At what point can the truss no longer be repaired? Also, what should an adjuster look for when determining repair-ability? Or should a storm adjuster basically punt and call a consultant for every truss failure?


When dealing with truss failures you are almost stuck with referring to a professional to assess the damage. If there is any structural damage to the truss, an engineer must design the repairs. Some examples of structural damage are broken or cracked chords or webs and damaged, loose or missing plates.

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