I'm looking to remove the plywood ceiling in this porch along with the ceiling joists that I believe are only serving to hold the ceiling in place. I'm wondering if I'm missing anything.
The roof is uniformly gabled from front to back.
The porch has a 7' ceiling, the main room has a 12' ceiling that is to the gable / \ and the back bedrooms have 8' ceilings with an attic above with an access hatch. So, in sum, it seems there is a "void" above the porch plywood ceiling that doesn't have access and isn't serving any purpose.
I drilled a small hole and took a look up there with a USB camera. Looks to be uninsulated and up to the roof plywood. I can see the metal roof roofing nails coming through. The walls are bare studs.
The plan would be to pull down the plywood, pull down the ceiling joists (if that is possible, otherwise leave them exposed) and do the walls in tongue and groove to match the interior room. I might also spray in some insulation in the wall bays as I go.
Am I missing anything?
How can I tell if the ceiling joists can come down without issue?
Edit (9/5/2021): Hey all, thanks for your help. I pulled down some plywood and this is what it looks like up there: https://imgur.com/a/XqXoBrH