reinforcing floor joists?
I have a bedroom with a bouncy floor. The bedroom is above a 16x20 attached garage. Further investigation revealed 2x6 floor joists, spanning the 16 feet on 16" centers - this explains the bounce.
I would like to reinforce the floor joists, and have looked at the following options:
1. Sister with 2x10s
2. Add a 2-2x4s, laid flat, on the bottom of the 2x6s
3. 1/8" steel plate on the bottom of the 2x6s, as mentioned in the past by brickeyee
A beam may be an option too, but I would need to tie into the garage door header. I don't know what size the header is, right now. I would prefer to avoid the beam, if possible.
Thoughts? Anyone have similar experiences??
Thanks in advance