I bought a house where the main attic is accessible, but a later addition to the house has an attic that isn't access from the main attic. I believe the two connect over the garage, but I'm not sure if it's safe to cut through the covered roof into the addition, or if that will affect the integrity of the roof.
How would I safely connect the two attics so that I don't have to use the addition's attic access? We think it's located outside, in the eaves of the house, with light fixtures which would need disconnected. Obviously, we can't really use it going into winter.
I'm tempted to just cut through with my reciprocating saw, but I'm worried that I might mess something up if I do that without getting advice.
- Interior of Addition
- Main Attic, where I want to cut through
- Outside picture of roof pitch
- Addition's Attic Access (we think)