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Rafter Ties and Shallow-Pitch Roofs Rafter Ties and Shallow-Pitch Roofs

Q. My clients have a garage with a conventionally framed 4/12 roof that they want to convert to living space. They like the idea of a vaulted ceiling but not the expense of the new structural ridge it would require. As a compromise, can I replace the existing ceiling joists with rafter ties? Read more

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Stretching the Span With Steel Stretching the Span With Steel

T-shaped beams fabricated from a standard I-beam help uncramp a basement space. Read more

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