wondering if anyone has experience with making a room
out of attics that contain cross ties (bracing) between
the rafters on opposite sides.
i have an attic that i'm considering getting estimates
from engineers/architects to convert into livable space.
was curious how much work is involved in removing the
cross ties (that are now about 5 feet above the floor
joists, every 4 feet or so).
what's the engineering or framing principle to remove
them and not affect the rafters transmitting their load
to the bearing walls?
the rafters are squared up against a ridge beam.
i'd also have to relocate the AC unit & ducting, also
beef up the joists.
the main concern was the cross ties/bracing.
has anyone done any projects like this ?