02:02PM | 09/15/05
Member Since: 09/14/05
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I have owned my home for a little over a year now and have noticed that my ceiling is bowed upward. My house was built in the 70's I know this was not there before and seemed to apear overnight. I have checked the attic and no noticeable damage (water) is present, in fact it hasn't rained in two weeks or so. What would the problem be? And how would I go about fixing it?

Thaks in advance.

doug seibert

02:22AM | 09/16/05
Member Since: 08/10/02
842 lifetime posts
Lightweight roof trusses can move dramatically with the seasons........"Truss Lift"

One construction method is to attach the perimeter of each room's drywall to the top of the wall plate and the drywall field to the trusses......

When the humidity changes and the Truss "lifts".....the ceiling/wall joint remains sound and the drywall bows upward with the truss....



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