Videos – How to Add a Ridge Beam to a 3-Story Home

The main ridge of this 100 year old Pleasant Ridge, MI home was sagging about 3-4” from end to end. From the street view, it looked as though the roof was smiling, hence the construction term, the roof had a smile. While this was disconcerting to the homeowner, they were not sure how to fix this problem. Additionally, they were hoping to add a dormer onto the 3rd floor for a large home office. That is when they called MainStreet.

After a thorough inspection of the home, our design team got to work and put plans in place to add a completely new 32-foot 24-inch tall triple microlam beam into the top ridge of the home. Our construction crew shored up the original collar tie construction in the attic and then opened up the roof to accept the new beam. With the new beam in place, the roof is once again structurally sound and ready for the 3rd floor addition.

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