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  1. General DIY Discussions
    Hi all, The front of my house has a hip roof. The hip roof is attached to the ridge beam (which is supported by 4x4 posts at either end). I have a 6' attic space (1960s era house) above the second floor. I want to vault the 2nd floor living room ceiling to make the room look bigger. I...
  2. Carpentry
    New member, first post. I am remodeling a 1953 ranch home with a hip roof. I want to move a load bearing support pillar in the middle of my living room. There will be no other walls to reallocate the load. There are 2 ridge beams in the section that I am looking to redistribute the load...
  3. Roofing/Siding
    I purchased a house in Feb '12. During the inspection, the inspector noticed a lot of mold on the roof deck. He suggested it was inadequate ventilation. We had the sellers bring in a mold remediation company and install soffit baffles. Upon reinspection the mold was gone and 7 soffit baffles had...
  4. Roofing/Siding
    Reading this: (Please see image in the subsequent message) ... has me wondering if a continuous soffit vent should NOT be installed in a soffit that is only a few feet above another roof section, like this... The house is in climate zone 5A and faces east. The small roof section under the...
  5. Building & Construction
    Hello helpful and knowledgeable DIY people! Please read on. We reeeally want to vault at least in our living room. We are also taking out a wall that is load bearing. We understand the need for a header where we take out the wall. The confusing parts for me come with our beams in the attic...
  6. Building & Construction
    I'm a first time poster, so apologize in advance if I'm not following some unwritten conventions. Please be kind!:thumbup: I'm living in a dream world of adding a third story to our flat roof duplex/home. I want to live on the second and third floor and continue to rent out the main floor for...
  7. Roofing/Siding
    I have a small in-law unit in back that currently has no ventilation. It's about 400 sq. ft., probably a detached garage conversion, and has a hip roof. So I have no soffits, no gables, and the ridge is about 2.5 feet long. We don't get any extreme winters but summer gets hot. What would be the...
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