Hip roof garage
I’m new to the site and I have some structural questions on the roof of our unattached garage. I’ve attached a pic that outlines the basic features of the roof. First, it’s a square garage (20X20), stone walls with a hip roof (2X6 construction). It has two rear windows and an electric two-door garage door. It had a drop ceiling (old plasterboard) when we moved in (~15 years ago---not sure when it was put in) which had suffered lots of water damage and a couple years ago we had it re-shingled (some repair of rotted panels) and the drop ceiling removed. We recently had a new garage door installed and now looking at the roof from inside there are some obvious problems. The ceiling joists to which the drop ceiling had been nailed to are a wide variety of pieced-together lumber (mostly 2X4 spliced at various points). The ceiling joists are also attached at various points to the hip rafters with an assortment of scrap lumber. The ends of the ceiling joists sit on top of the stone walls. The garage door supports are screwed into some sketchy-looking short crosspieces spanning the ceiling joists, Okay, now the questions. I need to replace/repair the garage door supports but I’m wondering about the ceiling joists. Do they need to be replaced/strengthen? Do I need them all? Most of them are not in great shape.
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