Roof Framing


Old 02-02-09, 08:31 PM
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Hello, new to this site. My current roof was built with a flat roof in the middle (leak problems) and two small pitched roofs on opposite ends. Water running down the pitched roofs to the middle. I will be adding a full attic on the flat roof area and tieing-in the exsisting pitched roofs to the new alteration .
Bearing wall are already located at the proper places for the new tie-in. My question is: when I extend the exsisting roofs
to the new room (attic). The extensions will tie-in aprox. three-quarters up the new framed walls of the attic. How can I aviod any problems with the added weight of the extended roofs.

I have added a pitched roof to my flat roof home before, with no problems. This new place is different.
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Old 02-03-09, 11:37 AM
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It would be best for you to hire a structural engineer to give his blessings or usher changes to your plans so the structure can handle the load. Sitting here, not seeing all the aspects of your building and not knowing the code restrictions in your area, we are at a handicap to give constructive advice other than having a competent engineer look at it and offer suggestions. It will be money well spent.

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