mark
4/22/2008
I have a split level home and last fall I replaced the concrete tile roof with a standing seam metal roof (2000 sq ft). The kitchen (700 sq ft) roof will be replaced this summer and still has the concrete tile. Since I have replaced the roof I am experiencing a lot of drywall cracking, especially where the kitchen and the main part of the house meet. The house is on expansive soil so seasonal movement is normal, but this amount of cracking is unusual. It has been suggested to me it could be due to the house readjusting due to all the weight removed. My question is does this sound plausible? or has anyone heard of this experience before? Thanks,
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
4/24/2008
Have never run into this before but it does seem plausible. The steel roof could be about 5% the weight of the tile roof.
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