Vaulting a ceiling


Old 10-25-00, 09:55 AM
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I recently purchased a 100 year old home and the ceilings in the bedrooms are low. I was considering vaulting the ceilings to create a much more open appearance. How should I go about this? What additional structural support is going to be required? Please help!
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Old 10-25-00, 02:14 PM
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It really is impossible to answer your question with only the info you've given. (Without writing a very long answer anyway.) Would need to know what floor the rooms you want to vault are on, what style of roof is on the home, relationship to bearing walls, etc. All in all, this would be a very involved project. Best bet might be to consult an architect or engineer. You also may want to try a lumber yard that caters to contractors. Many laminated beam and engineered materials manufacturers will do much of the work for you based on codes for your area. Trade secret! It's what most contractors and architects do in new situations they encounter.

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