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mmrcjensen
garage a frame floor?
mmrcjensen

I have a garage built with a frames. I'd like to know if I would easily be able to put in a floor on the flat parts of the frame. Are the a frames strong enough to handle a floor or they just enough to get the roof on my garage. Thank you for your help

ordjen
Re: garage a frame floor?
ordjen

You have an A Frame garage with a wooden floor that is presently sufficient to hold a car? Is the "garage" going to be used as a garage or as iiving space? If it is holding an auto now, it is certainly substantial enough to hold a living area floor. I am a little confused as to the structure and your intent.

Mastercarpentry
Re: garage a frame floor?
Mastercarpentry

If by "A-frames" you are referring to Roof Trusses (above the walls, these frame the roof) then the answer is generally "no" because they are not engineered for that purpose. Having said that, they can be safely used to store lighter items. The heavier your flooring the less weight capacity you'll have left for storage but if anyone is going to walk on it the flooring must be able to support their weight plus what is stored there. Roof trusses are usually 2 ft apart (24: O.C.) which would need at least 3/4" material for flooring although 5-ply 1/2" might do.

Phil

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