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Netdewt 09-16-2012 11:47 AM

Can we raise our attic ceiling?
 
I have a 1.5 story 1955 post-war Cade Cod-ish house with a built out and popped up attic space. The ceilings are 7 ft up there, and since we are planning to remodel it soon, I am looking into the possibility of raising the ceilings. Ideally I would love to vault them all the way up, but I don't think that is possible without a ridge beam, as far as I have gathered. I will definitely consult a structural engineer ultimately.

What are my options? I have attached pictures of the upper attic space and a little drawing of the design.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20886311/show/attic_design.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20886311/show/fpo_IMG_0727.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20886311/show/fpo_IMG_0734.jpg

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/20886311/show/fpo_IMG_0736.jpg

chb70 09-17-2012 04:33 PM

You can raise the roof to match the ridge, which would give you a flat roof and a taller ceiling height.

As far as the vaulted celing, it does'nt seem to make sense for that area.

mae-ling 09-17-2012 10:34 PM

Really need a engineer on site to look and suggest.
On some we have been able to do a scissor truss idea.
https://www.google.ca/search?q=sciss...w=1439&bih=740

chb70 09-18-2012 07:38 AM

Scissor truss is a good idea. There is more cost and more construction, but it would give you the look you desire.


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