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Adding attic trusses to ranch.
These are single fink with 90 clear in the center creating plenty of space for light storage.
I thought of adding 2x4 on the trusses below the roof to create a new ceiling.
Adding a couple of sky lights would be nice.
When converting your attic you need to consider live loads people animals and anything that moves.
The local truss mfg would have built my exact truss with a 2 6 bottom chord to allow for this storage.
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May want to use pine instead of drywall.
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Attic conversions are now possible by replacing the truss rafters with a shaped trusses or horizontal beams which in return create additional space.
I could leave enough room to insulate between the ceiling and the roof.
How s the floor strength.
The structure should be sufficiently wide to allow for a loft and attic spaces the loft area must be on a living floor and have attic rooms on both sides separated by knee walls a flat ceiling in the loft area and a floor below steep enough roof pitch to provide appropriate ceiling height for the loft area.
Can i do this without ripping out the entire truss and all the ceilings.
Certain conditions must be met before an attic truss can be built.
In addition the living space must equal at least 70 square feet with a minimum width of 7 feet.
Lifting a trussed roof in one piece.
I m researching adding a second story to my ranch house but we have roof trusses.
I am wanting to simply add some small live dead load to my over garage attic space.
Drywall may need more support that every 24 inches which is the spacing between the truss.