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Tear it all off and rebuild a roof that's not made out of 2x4's. To fix-at-it, tear off all the ceiling drywall. Temporarily support the beams and remove the sisters (the tacked-on LVL's). Insert new 2x4 sisters that go the entire span, tucked above the header that would of been behind you while taking that picture, short enough to slip up into the ...


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In addition to what Michael said, I see an another problem: this roof structure is a moisture trap if you live somewhere that's not a desert and where it ever gets cold. Moisture-laden interior air that's trying to get out will migrate up through the ceiling drywall and the air-permeable fiberglass insulation until it hits a cold surface. That cold surface ...


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It looks to me like the proper fix for this is going to end up being a lot more work that what you probably want to hear about. If I was the contractor recommending the repair scenario I would be saying to remove whole upper structure and replace it anew. Such a flat roof is always a recipe for a mess like this. It it was at all possible to rebuild the ...


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More. Braces. Because I'll huff.... When the contractor showed up to come take over building our summer home for us (we got as far as the first floor walls), he said one word to his crew, "Braces." We had them every 10+ feet or so. They put them every 5' or so inside and outside, one to the deck and one to a post sunk in the ground, forming an 'A'. Lots of ...


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I don't think this is a great idea. The cabin kits you've found have the following major drawbacks that I can see: No insulation. You'll have unnecessarily high heating and cooling bills unless you plan to build where it's 75 and cloudy year-round. No real protection from water. When those boards get wet, so will the interior side, eventually. As soon as ...


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This is a bad idea. If you span more than 6 feet the T&G boards will flex alot. It will not hold weight of roof. You would need to use 4x4's to be strong enough to hold roof and to have shear strength Wood will expand and contract and you will get gaps for water and cold air to get in. T&G boards are expense and will cost more or very similar to ...



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