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turtle

04:30PM | 03/11/03
Member Since: 03/10/03
3 lifetime posts
during the winter months, there is an increasing gap between the top of my walls and my ceiling.usually no more than a 1/2 inch along the center wall and smaller amounts along walls that go from center of house to the sides. as summer comes the gap grows smaller until there is no gap at all.i have a truss roofing system. is this normal,should i be concerned about it.if so, how do i fix it.

joed

03:39AM | 03/12/03
Member Since: 09/17/02
524 lifetime posts
Sounds like a cse of truss uplift.
Here is one link, There are many more if you do a google serach for 'truss uplift'.
http://www.buildingscience.com/resources/walls/dywall_wood_truss_uplift.pdf

Altereagle

05:55AM | 03/12/03
Member Since: 12/27/02
543 lifetime posts
I also have a little about truss uplift in the crown molding tutorial on my site that may explain it as well. I think the 3rd of the how to install crown pages? You'll find it under owner notes.

Alter Eagle Construction & Design



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