Ask A Question

Welcome to Home improvement answers from the experts, where you can ask questions and receive answers from other members of the community.

Get help

Articles

HS023 – Business And Accounting Advice From Construction Accountant Randal Dehart
Need help with your bookkeeping or accounting? Goo...
13 January 2015, 2:00 pm
HS 022 – How to Jumpstart Your Handyman Business – Interview With Brand New Handyman Justin Terrill
Are you still on the fence with whether or not a h...
10 November 2014, 12:00 pm
HS 021 – The Power of Branding Your Handyman Business (plus tips for success)
When I started my handyman business 3 years ago, I...
17 October 2014, 12:30 am
HS020 – An Inside Look At A Plumbing Franchise – Interview With Linda Stanfield
Have you ever thought about becoming a franchisee?...
18 September 2014, 10:41 pm
HS019 – How To Craft A Sales Story That Attracts Customers And Builds Loyalty
In this episode of The Handyman Startup Podcast, I...
19 August 2014, 12:59 am

Raising second floor ceiling

+0 vote
1029 views

Hello

My second floor has 8 feet ceilings, except for the bonus room that has a vaulted ceiling.

I want to increase the height of ceiling in 3 bedrooms and a bath.

All bedrooms and a bath are on the outside perimeter of the house, meaning each has an externally facing window.

In the attic the structure that holding a roof is a truss with collar ties on every rafter and rafter ties/ceiling joists.

The roof is complex type, so bonus room has its own rafters.

Currently there is no working HVAC in the attic as the one that is there has been broke for a while.

The original ductwork is still in place and ideally I would like to leave it where it is.

The A/C vents are on a ceiling in all upstairs bedrooms.

Ceiling does not have to be raised uniformally in each corner of a bedroom.

Instead, I want to follow roof's design, so the ceiling by the eaves will be as is but higher toward the internal central point of the structure.

How can this be done safely to make sure that the external weight bearing walls will not cave out or in?

In other words, how can this be done to ensure the roof with its load will be properly supported?

Thank you.


asked
02/28/2020 in Attics by Lina S

Your answer

© 2020 - Handyman.com