Just arrived to inspect this home and as I start in the remodeled kitchen, I look at the lovely large skylight and wonder.
Alarm bells start to ring in my brain…. To make the big open area seen in the photo the bottom chords were removed from two roof trusses weakening the complete roof system.
Roof trusses are the big triangle framing pieces that support the roof and the ceiling in newer homes, they cannot be modified without an engineer figuring out what is or is not possible, which had not occurred here.
This area could have collapsed in a heavy snow storm. Our clients were buying the home because the series of skylights were such a beautiful feature.