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Can I modify a Traditional Truss to Scissor Truss?
Happy holidays everyone,
I'm new to the forum and would like to get some opinions on a potentional modification to my garage. Currently I have a garage with standard 8' ceilings and a traditional roof truss. I would like to "vault" the ceiling to create more height over a small area. My wife gave me a golf simulator for Xmas and I would like to make room to swing some clubs in my future man cave. As I said I think I could get by with only making modifications to 4 or 5 truses to create a localized high roof area. It will also limit my construction efforts.
Before I get commited to doing something like this I like to do a little research and hear from people more knowledgable than myself. So onto some questions...
- Would modifying the existing truses into scissor trusses be the easiest route?
- Should I sister new trusses next to the existing trusses and then cut the bottom chord?
- Is this something a moderate DIY'er could do?
- Has anyone done anything similar? I'd love to see some before and afters.
Any replies and insight would be great. I'll see if I can get some photos up sometime later to show existing trusses.