View Full Version : Sagging eaves

09-27-2009, 06:56 PM
Hey folks, Newbie here and I need some advice. Small ranch type house with hip roof with an eave that jaunts out over the porch about 5 foot. I wanting to have new gutters installed but have discovered the the eave over the porch is sagging a couple of inches and has become the low spot of my guttering. How do i lift the eave back to the correct height and make it stay? There is no pole to brace it and I really don't want to add one. Any ideas? I thought about taking the sheeting of the bottom of the eave and pushing the eave back up and adding plywood brace to each of the joist ( like a sandwich of rafter and plywood) Has anyone tried this? Any expert framers out there?
Thanks for your time.

09-27-2009, 08:07 PM
is the rafter cracked inside the roof? or has the wall bowed out a bit and the "bird's mouth" become unfastened from the rafter?

09-29-2009, 07:39 AM
You really need to find out "why" the rafters have sagged. If one is broken then it's a simple matter of replacing it, however if they have warped then it's a whole new repair avenue that you will need to go down.
Remove the under side covering and have a look at possible reasons for the sag.