40-year old, two-story home had sag in roof over garage area where attic is located. I'm a woman, guess I didn't notice it until about six-months ago. I have had one man doing all work in and around my home - licensed contractor. such as all new windows, siding, interior remodeling and so forth. He was out about two-weeks ago to do some work and convinced me it was time for a new roof. We talked about the sag, I wanted it removed so the new roof would look really great. He said he couldn't fix it - it was due to settlement - home had only one support beam in the garage. I asked if he would think about this- perhaps there is another reason or a way to make the roof appear level. Roof all done, one-day later went into attic to move stuff back in place and I saw two really bad and twisted rafters, directly under the sag. Called that guy - he said he didn't look for any cracked rafters - guess he should have. I had another roofer come look - I have three rafters that need to be replaced and a large portion of the roof over the garage must be ripped off to do this - it can't be done from inside the attic. Because the shingles I got are discontinued - we can't match what I've got - so I now need to re-roof the lower roof - The original roofer said "that's sad, but you owe me the full price."
QUESTION: Does the International Residential Code for re-roofing require inspection of rafters when there is a sag and then repairing them prior to shingling.
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