Forum Title: Helping In Friend's Attic Mess
By trade, I am a painter. So that is why I'm stopping in to ask such an elementary question. This is with a friend who already started the job in his attic. The attic roof framing is 24 oc, pretty standard around here, and he is putting up 1/2 drywall to make the attic into useable space. He has already put in insulation (and I will spare telling you that he chose to use the rigid blue foam stuff instead of the faced batten stuff you staple in, and his tales of woe about getting it to stay put). He has already drywalled the short vertical walls (about 24 tall before the rafters), and has started on the rafter part (I believe it is a 12/12 roof). Here's the question: Is it kosher to use 1/2 drywall at 24 spacing on a 45 degree ceiling, or is this going to sag? My guess is it will sag, but I have never done this this way. I would love to help him out by stopping him before he regrets all this hard work if it is a bad idea. Would you guys use thicker drywall, or some form of cross-bracing, or what is a good solution in this case? Many thanks in advance.
Category: General Contractor
Post By: FREDERICK LYNCH (Savannah, GA), 02/04/2018