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RE: RESIDENTIAL: Rafters Not Meeting At Ridge Plate -- Staggered Spacing

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Not the sheeting directly, but I do think the stiffness of the roof assembly is less, at least in part because of the deformation of the ridge plate.
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From: Matthew Stuart [mailto:m.stuart(--nospam--at)aespj.com]
Sent: Friday, October 19, 2001 9:34 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: RESIDENTIAL: Rafters Not Meeting At Ridge Plate -- Staggered Spacing

If by "lateral load resisting element" you mean the capacity of the roof as a diaphragm, I don't think the offset spacing of the rafters would impact the shear capacity of the plywood sheathing.