Converting attic

Old 10-14-02, 11:52 AM
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Converting attic

I am the 4th generation to live on the family homestead. I am remodeling the 1916 Sears and Robuck bult home. My question is about the attic.

The attick is 28 X 28. 2 X 6 construction. The brace posts, 2 per side, start at 1/2 the way up the roof to near the middle of the floor.

I want to take the brace opsts from the / angle they are and convert them to a verticle bracing so that I can put insulationa and sheetrock on the roof and walls. So that I can store boxed behind the bracing and put up shelvs in the center of the floor.

How do I decide where to put the brace posts and how many do I need? does it depend on the pitch of the roof?

Thank you for any help you can give me. I can take pictures if needed.
Old 10-14-02, 04:22 PM
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Attic conversions

The first step is to meet with your building inspector to see if your attic lends itself to renovation. Not all truss systems are designed to support a second floor. He will also be able to advise you regarding building codes, permits, and inspections.

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