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Old 10-20-2017, 07:38 PM   #1
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Can this roof hold 5/8 sheetrock?


Hello hello everybody!

I am in the process of adding drywall to my garage, and I am not a total idiot (only partial) but I wanted to be sure that this roof could handle drywall.

Now I know it is probably not very easy to give me an exact calculation of how many lbs/in this can hold, but based on your experience, would you say that I am safe or do I need to do some beefing up?

The garage is about 20x25 feet, and it has 22 inch centers. I have some drywall already up, and I was waddling around above the drywall on the 2x4's today and I heard some creaking. I just want to make sure that this isn't going to collapse on my dome and I'll get a drywall shower someday. The roof has shingles, which look to me like ceramic tiles. It's in Southern CA, so it's not likely there will be any snow load on it.... ever.

Any help would be great. Thanks in advance!
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They are engineered trusses and will not be a problem.
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The roof? No, but the ceiling joists with no problem, as Neal states, they are engineered for the weight.
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