I'm designing a dormer addition for a existing house. The existing roof has 2x4@24" spacing with a ridge board. Dormer Roof has to be 5/12 slope and the roof rafters will be removed where dormer comes.it is starting near to the ridge board. I suppose i need to add a ridge beam to support the additional loadings or is there a way to avoid using a ridge beam? It is safer to have a new ridge beam to support it but I need to know if it is possible to do it without a ridge beam.
Dormer is 12' long. House width is 29' and dormer is going to be 14' long. Thanks
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