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  1. Historic Home Roof Rafters Bowing?

    Roofing/Siding
    Two weeks ago, I noticed a wet spot on the ceiling of our son’s nursery so I decided to cut away the wet ceiling to determine the cause. As soon as the wet ceiling was removed, sunlight and fresh air billowed in. I popped my head up there to see what looks like our roof rafters bowing which have...
  2. Best way to join new rafters to existing ones

    Remodeling
    Hello, I am adding on to a greenhouse and the addition will have the same pitch roof as the existing (following the same rafter pitch out another 8'). What's the best way to join the new rafters to the existing ones? Thank you
  3. 2x4x8' rafter strength

    Building & Construction
    Hello, I am building a 10x12' shop with a 6/12 pitch gable roof using a 4x6x12' ridge beam and 2x4x8' rafters at 16" o.c. I used brackets at the top to secure rafters with 1" nails in the bracket, I made a birds mouth for sitting the rafter on the double top plate. I am getting ready to put the...
  4. Has my builder messed up?

    Building & Construction
    I'm having a home built and saw this. The site supervisor said gravity would take care of it and it was no big deal. The other side is flush and looks great but this side I took a picture of is mind blowing to me. Shouldn't they use screws, why so many, no brackets, shouldn't it be flush too...
  5. Misaligned Roof Rafters

    Roofing/Siding
    Hi there! My wife and I are building a 10'x16' storage shed. We've put up all of the siding, roof rafters, and we are on to the roof sheathing now. Our floors are square, our walls are square, and everything up to this point has gone rather smoothly, but when we started to install the roof...
  6. Sistering garage roof attic rafters

    Building & Construction
    Hi, hows it going? I have a quick question, and I just need some friendly advice. I'm rather knowledgeable with tools, but sometimes I get in over my head. They say you have to get in over your head to learn how to swim right? Anyway my question refers to a roof repair I'm trying to make on...
  7. Removing bracing studs(?) from attic trusses

    Building & Construction
    I built a loft about 3 feet below the existing ceiling of my garage for additional storage & removed the ceiling drywall so that I would have head room into the attic space. I have attached photos of some studs that I would like to remove that seem to me like they are only there as a means of...
  8. Top Plate Replacement Plan Criticism Needed Please

    Building & Construction
    I have an exterior wall that used to be the garage wall, specifically being the side where the roll-up garage door was located. It is enclosed living space now and has had two windows and an entry door installed. I went to replace my porch overhang posts outside this wall due to rot, then I...
  9. Vaulted Ceiling - Insulating & Removal of Ceiling Joists

    Insulation
    Hey everyone. Newbie here. Doing a bathroom remodel. 1 story ranch house, built in 1978, brick exterior. 2000q ft. Bathroom is 8'X13' and sits at the back corner of the home. 2 of the walls are load bearing outside walls. Have questions about insulating the roof rafters, and removal of the...
  10. Tripling Existing Rafters

    Building & Construction
    We started a new residential construction several months back. After a multitude of issues with the house our contractor basically quit and refused to finish the house. The contractor has taken much of their fee in the first two draw requests, so we don't have the funds necessary to hire a...
  11. New home roofing rippling/deflection issue

    Roofing/Siding
    My Tennessee home was started in May 2012 and the roof was put on in late June. We moved into the house March 2013. The shingles or sheathing on the homes roof is lifting /deflecting causing ripples in the roof. This was noticed for the first time a couple of months after the singles were...
  12. Attic rafter insulation. What should I do?

    Insulation
    Hi, My wife and I are in the process of buying a century old money pit. It needs tons of work. We fell in love with this house. There is no one currently living there, so the real estate agent allowed me to use my fold up ladder to get inside the attic. I was both scared and happy. On the plus...
  13. Existing Roofing 13' span. 2x6 w/ 48 oc spacing

    Roofing/Siding
    I live in hawaii, i bought a older house with a cottage *that has a carport, that I screened in, years ago. The original roof was aluminum. The rafters are 2x 6 *- 48 " oc . The room is 12.5 ' wide , the rafter looks like it sits on a ledger board and slopes down to a beam. The whole rafter is...
  14. Double wide roof construction / ventilation issue

    Building & Construction
    I recently purchased a older double wide mobile as a fixer upper for a rental. I knew when I purchased it that it had roof issues, and I was able to get it for a price I think will make it worthwhile. The roof has significant waviness to it on one side of the mobile, and not nearly as...
  15. Insulation to fit between 4-inch rafters

    Insulation
    After we knocked out a chimney and our kitchen ceiling for a home remodel, we discovered a relatively roomy attic space above the kitchen, which we are now finishing so we can make use of it. However, right now there is no insulation between this attic space and the roof. I want to change that...
  16. Gap B/ween Ceiling Corner Rafter and Top Plate -- Acceptable Or Not?

    Building & Construction
    I was wondering how much, if any, of a gap between a corner ceiling rafter and the parallel top plate would be. I guess no gap would be ideal so that drywall can have a firm back in both sides of the corner. Please consider the illustrations. Thanks
  17. roof construction

    Building & Construction
    I am going to build my own little house in an area where it snows. For a snow load, I am going to use 2x6's as rafters but do I need to space them on 16" centers or can I go on 24" centers? Am going to use tongue and groove for sheathing.
  18. Rafters for 10 x 10 Garden Shed

    Building & Construction
    I am building a 10 x 10 garden shed with 1/2 plywood paneling on the outside. The ridge beam is 2x6. The rafter overhang is 3". I can't find any articles on how to cut these rafters since the pitch is so low. Anyone know of an online reference guide or can you tell me how to use my framing...
  19. Are rafter vents always needed?

    Insulation
    I am interested in "finishing" my attic to provide additional storage space. Nothing fancy, really, all I want to do is put down a plywood floor and close-up the rafters to better control the dust, etc. in the space. I currently have two layers of fiberglass insulation - the first is...
  20. joining sheathing panels on roof

    Roofing/Siding
    i was wondering if this is a sketchy way to assemble roof sheathing from multiple panels. the + section does not seem to solid to stand on. was wondering what i should do to reinforce it. was thinking of putting a 2x4 between the rafters and along the + line that's perpendicular to the...
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