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We heard a large crack sound from the attic and after looking found 3 center boards broken in 3 trusses can these be replaced and who does it?

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Posted by: from Edmonton
2/20/2021 at 9:14:00 PM

With the broken boards in the center support of the trusses who can replace them and what is involved. The trusses look like they are undersized compared to new construction. the house was built in 1981

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Date/Time2/21/2021 at 10:50:22 AM

Hi Harold, It sounds like one or more trusses have either come apart or broke. The repair should involve a structural engineer if the break is in a critical area. Some repairs can be made from within the attic by realigning the broken truss and either sister new lumber to reinforce it or add a plywood gusset to bridge the joint. In any case, we have an engineer available to review something like this and a team to do the repairs. In order to provide you with a quote, we will need to see the job. Please advise accordingly if you are interested. Thanks.

Remi Corbiere

Remi's Reno Team Ltd

cell: 780-940-2252

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Armand from AQC Renovations in Falconbridge
Date/Time2/21/2021 at 10:56:08 AM

You should call an engineer to figure out how to redistribute the weight properly

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Date/Time2/21/2021 at 2:15:46 PM

Post some pictures if your able too. Or call a contractor who comes recommended with good online reviews, in your local area. I've run into this issue out here in bc and we fixed it in about 2 days.

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