Most houses of the 1940s-60s had simple hip or gable roofs with a relatively steep pitch.
Though most houses had relatively steep hip or gable roofs, form and framing changed during the 1960s. Framing may be undersized by modern standards. Find out details of form and framing, as well as eaves and gables, and gutters and downpipes. Read more.
Original roofs will need maintenance and may need replacement. Read more.
Other common problems include:
- undersized framing
- matching new framing timber dimensions to existing
- lack of insulation
- corrosion of flashings and fastenings.