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Can Roof Rafters Be Vaulted?

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  • Can you vault roof rafters
  • Standard trusses won't modify easily
  • Common framed house can create vaulted ceiling
  • Work with structural engineer

Roof rafters, unless the roof is flat, by their very nature are vaulted.

Vaulted means installed at a slope.

If your house is built with standard trusses, you can't modify the trusses easily and make a vaulted ceiling.

If your house is common framed with traditional rafters and you have a flat ceiling, you can create a vaulted ceiling with some work.

You may have to consult a structural engineer to get the guidance as to what to do so you don't collapse the roof!


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