removing some ceiling joists & double remainders to create open beam ceiling

Asked by Linda
Lacombe, LA

4/12 roof single story. Putting in Liv. rm only. doubling every 4th joist & maybe make an open coffered ceiling. Putting foam and sheetrock on rafters. I live in So. Louisiana, but have woods between house and south side of house. House did not flood in Katrina.


Sean Lintow Sr

Answered by Sean Lintow Sr

Naperville, IL

SLS Construction & Building Solutions

January 3, 2014

Easy - consult a structural engineer - any other advise or just winging it is just asking for trouble especially with so much information that is missing

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