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I’m converting my garage into a workshop. It has a hipped roof which was constructed over a 100 years ago. I was hoping to lengthen/lower the collar ties In order to hang lights and support dust collection as it crosses the space but I’m worried I’ll wreck the ceiling.
After installing new ties I was planning to spray foam spray he rafter bays and clad with sound proofed drywall.
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So you’re proposing to add hundreds of pounds of sheet rock to a hundred year old roof that most people would love having exposed. A different course would be to insulate on top of the roof sheeting and add new metal roof. Run your dust collection a little higher and add some decent lighting that will work better higher anyways. Higher workspace roofs are desirable and you can add a ceiling fan if you have heating issues. Just my opinion. Could paint the ceiling white but if it was mine I’d clean up the wood and spray a clear gloss finish. Probably cheaper than what you’re proposing.


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