After: The new owners wanted to replace the vinyl with local stone that matched the rest of the front facade.
Because the existing garage door lintels were not capable of carrying the combined weight of the new stone and the roof loads, the engineer's plan called for a new Parallam beam set inside the stone on top of the second-floor joists to support the rafters. A pair of bolts at each ceiling joist connection prevented the roof from spreading as the work was done.
The 5 1/4-inch-by-11 1/4-inch Parallam, slid into place through a rectangular hole in the gable wall, spans the width of the garage.
Birdsmouths were cut into the rafters to accommodate the new 2x6 wall framed on top of the Parallam.