Cutting Roof Support for attic storage

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  1. Jan 22, 2018 #1

    Tmac33

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    Hey first time poster here. I am looking for some advice. I have very little storage space in my house and there is a open attic area over my bonus room that is inaccessible currently. I am wondering if I can cut the roof support and add a header and maybe extra support on either side to make a doorway into the bonus room attic. Any advice on if this can be done without compromising the structural integrity? I have some pictures and video coming....

    Video: https://youtu.be/NddeORtQ_YE

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    nealtw

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    Take a picture of the top of the stud you would like to take out. It may not need a header for that hole.
     
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    Ok it is the one with the arrow pointing to it.

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    It is hard to figure the angles, at first I thought it was a wall, now I think it is a rafter.
    If it is a rafter you would want to double the rafter on each side with doubles between them above and below the hole just like cutting thru a floor.
     

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