Need help to see what is the best way to do roof


#1

Hi,
I’m trying to figure a way to make my roof not need wall support as i want to rip the walls out and remodel. The house is 3 parts. The middle is a 8’ x 49’ old trailer ( what i’m trying to rip out all but the floor ) to the right was added on 20 years ago and is also 8’ x 49’ and 13 years ago to the left 13’ x 35’ was added. The problem is the way the roof was done the two 8’ sections have 1 roof 16’ wide and the newer addition has a roof that over laps 8’ of the old roof. I know it was cheaper for them to do it but makes it hard to do anything with it because of the weight on the 8’ section. It looks like an L laying down from the front. The attic has 2"x6" boards every 2’ for the roof and 2’ up is a 2"x6" going a crossed joining them and every 4’ is a 2"x6" running down to the middle wall. I want to see if it’s possible to shore it up without replacing it just yet. I want to get the inside redone before putting on a new roof maybe 2-3 years later. All the ways i thought of seems that maybe it would collapse but i’m not someone the deals with truss and roofs.
Any questions please ask any help is welcome.


#2

you probably need to talk to an engineer…not a roofer!!


#3

Hi,

Your best bet would be to sell and just buy what you want.

You will be opening up a can of worms. If you had to ask this question, you do not want to undertake this project.


#4

Here are pics of now and what i was thinking of.

And my thoughts

Looks like it won’t show images so you will need to cut and paste in address bar to view.
Any thoughts welcome.