Shoring Up the Attic With Supports

Engineers determined that the third floor roof was weak and in need of restructuring.

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Bob is on the third floor, where it was determined that the roof was weak and needed restructuring. Once the collar ties were taken out, everything needed to be stiffened-up. Bob points to the rafters, where every original 2 x 6 has been sistered up with a 2 x 8.

To make sure the triangle of the room would not open up, the engineer doubled up on the joists underneath the plywood floor, making the triangle into a truss.

Other details are now in place, and the roughing is done for the skylights, which have not yet come in. guest bedroom has had a wall removed, opening the space to the stairway, and the window area is being readied to receive a set of French doors.