During a home inspection, Ashi-Certified Inspector Wes O. provides essential insights into roof structures within attics. He emphasizes the significance of identifying the type of roof structure present, particularly focusing on trusses with gusset plates. These plates play a pivotal role in supporting the roof system's stability and integrity.
Inspector Wes highlights the need to be vigilant for potential issues, such as missing gusset plates. When a gusset plate is absent, it can compromise the strength of the truss, potentially leading to structural concerns. Careful examination of the attic is essential to detect any discrepancies.
Wes O.'s expertise underscores the importance of thorough attic assessments. By understanding the roof structure and identifying potential deficiencies, homeowners and buyers can make informed decisions about the property's overall condition and safety.