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Are these roof members structural support?

You absolutely need to engage an engineer. Ignoring those braces, which may or may not be relevant, your ceiling joists tie the outer walls together and keep them from bowing outward. As an aside, ...
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Are these roof members structural support?

That looks like an old house, with the original roof sheathing made out of boards instead of plywood or OSB. The rafters, however, look like 2x6 or 2x8s and not the usual 5x5 rough sawn lumber with ...
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Are these roof members structural support?

There is not enough known about the structure of your home for anyone on the internet to make anything other than a guess. Since this is your home and not just a storage shed, it would be wise to ...
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Any tips on keeping straight lines in drywall on ceiling with multiple angles?

You always start with the ceiling boards first. Then the vertical wall boards help hold the edges of the ceiling boards up. Tape and mud. If you have cut the boards fairly straight, the edge lines ...
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Advice needed for choosing drop-down attic ladders

All three serve pretty much the same function equally well. The wood ladder one is good for 250+- whereas the other two are good for 350+- range so that decision depends on your weight. I installed ...
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Are these roof members structural support?

Those are probably structural. Supporting the roof construction. Do not mess with those, unless you want your roof to colapse
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Stud framing for drywall on a sloped ceiling

If the attic ventilation, insulation and vapor barrier are all done within the rafter spacing, and the rafter-to-rafter spacing is 24" (60.96cm) or less, screw the drywall into the rafters and ...
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Understanding the concerns with vented to unvented retrofit of attic

There are just really two components: How much is this insulating my attic? How much is this helping my home? For #1 you need to install some sort of radiant barrier like atticfoil. There are ...
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Understanding the concerns with vented to unvented retrofit of attic

Your proposal of insulating with solid poly panels is completely feasible with very little to no chance of condensation. It is common in much of Florida where the weather is hot with a few months of ...
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Advice needed for choosing drop-down attic ladders

As @JACK says, any one of them will work. I have the aluminum folding type. It's very sturdy and I'm completely satisfied with it as a ladder to get me up and down from the attic over my workshop. But ...
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