Ceiling your converted attic s ceiling will be a focal point for anyone entering the room.
Adding 2500 ounds to my attic.
Whether you have a large or small home room and house additions are invaluable investments.
Make the most of it by finishing it in a way that will compliment your room s design.
The sloped ceiling is an interesting and unique piece of architecture for your new room.
When converting your attic you need to consider live loads people animals and anything that moves.
As home improvement expert bob vila explains most building codes require a load capacity of 30 pounds per square foot.
You might open up your attic and find bare joists with fiberglass or cellulose insulation between the joists.
Along with expanding your available storage and living space adding rooms with features that are desirable to home buyers can increase the value of your home.
The average cost of blown in insulation to achieve an r value of r 38 r 49 is 1 665 with most homeowners spending between 874 and 2 156 or 1 59 per square foot.
Smaller projects like adding a window dormer cost about 4 000 larger remodels like adding a bathroom dormer run about 24 000.
Instead of adding just a light.
Less than 30 i needed a light desperately so i could see while moving around in the attic.
Your attic was probably built with dead loads in mind things such as boxes and trunks that don t move.
You can sister the joists by cutting 2 x8 boards the same length as the joists applying construction adhesive and affixing each to a joist with nails.
There are several options for dormers including shed flat gable and hip.
Fortunately this is a fairly easy fix.