Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Columbus, Ohio
    Posts
    89

    Default Metal Collar Ties and Straps

    MetalCollarTies.jpgMetalstrap.jpg
    I inspected a house built in 1955. The attic access was obstructed so I could not get into it but I was able to stick my arm up and snap pictures. First time I have seem metal collar ties. But the second picture shows metal straps bolted to both the rafter and a truss? support. Then the strap descends into the insulation but I would assume it is tied to the rafter ties (joists). Has anyone seen this before and do you believe it is original or was added to solve some issue with the roof? Thanks.

    Inspection Referral

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Ormond Beach, Florida
    Posts
    26,248

    Default Re: Metal Collar Ties and Straps

    Location: United States ... ?

    Please update your information to show, at a minimum, your state, and better yet, your city.

    Helps everyone know your location for better answers to your questions.

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
    Construction Litigation Consultants, LLC ( www.ConstructionLitigationConsultants.com )
    www.AskCodeMan.com

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Columbus, Ohio
    Posts
    89

    Default Re: Metal Collar Ties and Straps

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    Location: United States ... ?

    Please update your information to show, at a minimum, your state, and better yet, your city.

    Helps everyone know your location for better answers to your questions.
    OK Jerry I have updated my profile. I live in Columbus, Ohio.


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Caledon, Ontario
    Posts
    5,005

    Default Re: Metal Collar Ties and Straps

    They look original. I have not seen this type of strap use before. Don't think its a issue worth reporting in my opinion.


  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Ormond Beach, Florida
    Posts
    26,248

    Default Re: Metal Collar Ties and Straps

    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Cissell View Post
    OK Jerry I have updated my profile. I live in Columbus, Ohio.
    Tom,

    Thank you - being in Columbus, OH , I doubt you have to worry much about hurricanes or earthquakes ... The straps hold things down, not sure you find that much.

    The metal collar ties will hold the rafters together at the ridge.

    While I haven't seen that before, I recall seeing similar posted here years ago.

    I doubt they are a concern.

    Jerry Peck, Construction / Litigation Consultant
    Construction Litigation Consultants, LLC ( www.ConstructionLitigationConsultants.com )
    www.AskCodeMan.com

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Columbus, Ohio
    Posts
    89

    Default Re: Metal Collar Ties and Straps

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Peck View Post
    Tom,

    Thank you - being in Columbus, OH , I doubt you have to worry much about hurricanes or earthquakes ... The straps hold things down, not sure you find that much.

    The metal collar ties will hold the rafters together at the ridge.

    While I haven't seen that before, I recall seeing similar posted here years ago.

    I doubt they are a concern.
    Thanks!


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •