Quick question guys since Im no pro carpenter i figured Id ask you guys.
Helping some friends remodel a house with an upstairs attic that was converted to bedrooms probably 50 plus years ago.
They gutted all the plaster room walls in the attic so I could start wiring ,but as I was l was laying out plug boxes I started noticing existing framing that I would call questionable at best!
So no we have it stripped completely down to basically 4 5' exterior walls and a roofline.
The roof has what im going to estimate as being a 8/12 pitch as best i can tell and is framed with 2x4s that somebody covered with new osb and shingles before they bought the house.
My question is how much of a span can those 2x4s really span on a roof like that in a god forsaken place like omaha ne where it tends to snow really good when it does snow?
Im thinking about doubling up all the 2x4s with 2x8s from where the land on top of the walls to the peek,and replacing the spindly 2x4s that run between the side to side to support the ceiling with 2x6s .
Does this seem like a good idea or have i gone off the deep end again from too many years of commercial/industrial wiring and plumbing?