Hello stw builders (be you professionally or google qualified!)
Went to look at a house today, poked my head in the loft and noticed the ridge beam (ridge plate?) was not continuous along the length of the house. At 3 points the beam between the joists was missing, so in essence the roof was in four sections, held together only by the tile battons (that i could see).
Looking from outside it appears other houses in the street have vented ridge tiles and some repaired/replaced ridge tiles are visible on this roof.
At the locations where the ridge beam was missing the felt was also torn so the underside of the ridge tiles were visable. This is obviously an issue but how could you fix it, remove the tiles seems like the only option.
So my questions are;
Would the vented ridge tiles have been the reason for missing ridge beam sections?
Does this sound right (possibly poorly supported roof trusses)?
Would a survey identify the beam to be "repaired" despite it probably being built like that?
Cheers all, plan on getting someone to look at it before put an offer in but appreciate any sage advise.