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I had a shingle roof put on my home five years ago with a

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I had a shingle roof put on my home five years ago with a lot of installation since I had open beam ceiling. After the roof was put on and after it passed inspection I would hear creaking almost everyday. My roofer told me that it was because he took off three rock roofs and the new roof with the installation is much light and over time the cracking noise would dissapear. The cracking noise definetely has lessened. I just sold my house and the new owners are very concerned about the integrity of the roof. Please advise me about this problem.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

Hello, how are you doing? I'll be happy to assist you.

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

You had a vaulted ceiling?

Do you know if it had a ridge beam or ridge board?

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

I see you requested a phone call, but the payment failed.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i do not know but i do know that the shingles had a little sagging in one area when the roof was put on.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
What I've seen very often is that contractors don't understand the difference between a ridge beam and a ridge board and install ridge boards in a vaulted ceiling. It's unstable and often deflects a lot, pushing out the walls and cracking finishes.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is the structural engineer available to email
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I need future information
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Please contact me
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.

I'm here.

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