Call a contractor.....Simple.I would like to install a drywall ceiling in my garage but the existing four rafters are in terrible shape. It is an old home built in the 40's with a detached garage. In order for the ceiling to go up, I need to install joists. Any suggestions as to how I can install the joists (thinking 2x8's 16" OC). I could run them perpendicular to the roof rafters, which would make them easier to install, but then the load would rest on my garage door header. Do you think that would make my header sag in the long run? What do you recommend I do?
If it was me id just span some fur strips from side to side to hang the drywall on to eliminate some of the weight. Just scab em together in the middle somewhere, if they span a long ways you might wanna get some tie wire and hang em off the rafters.
That statement will be a great way to make friends here Mr. painter. When you finally make it to the correct forum as was kindly suggested please by all means feel free to insult the diy community also. When your 1940's garage is sagging and your drywall is falling down around your ears feel free to hire a high priced contractor to come and laugh in your face.
A number cruncher who cant build anything. Smarter then us lowly carpenters too huh?I'm actually a mechanical engineer working for an aerospace firm.