Raising the Roof on Your Home? Things to Consider Beforehand

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You may be looking around your home and wondering about the added space that can be made by raising the roof. However, without having to expand outward, there are some critical factors to consider beforehand that will inform you as to how much it will cost and whether or not it is worth it. For more info visit: https://frazierservices.com/raising-the-roof-on-your-home-things-to-consider-beforehand/

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Raising the Roof on Your Home Things to Consider Beforehand By: Frazier Roofs and Gutters https://frazierservices.com/

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You may be looking around your home and wondering about the added space that can be made by raising the roof. However without having to expand outward there are some critical factors to consider beforehand that will inform you as to how much it will cost and whether or not it is worth it.

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What kind of roof do you have: Truss roofs are engineered off-site and installed in one piece and are the easiest to raise. If you have an attic in your home then you are generally able to raise your roof for a more reasonable cost.

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Stick roofing is different. It’s built on-site where the beams and rafters are joined one by one. Raising stick roofs will likely entail rebuilding the roof which can take a lot of time and money. If you don’t know what type of roofing structure you have at your building plans to find out.

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Why Do you want to Raise Do you want higher ceilings vaulted ceilings or just to add a dormer If you want vaulted ceilings stick roofing is the easiest. Keep in mind that contractors may still have to strip the roof and essentially rebuild it. This can cost as much as rebuilding your home.

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If you just want higher ceilings you are looking at a cheaper project. Most likely you will have to relocate HVAC units and reroute ductwork. This is especially true if you have central air and heating. If you’re looking to add a second story to your home this will be a more expensive project and will entail your walls being rebuilt.

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We’ve covered the basics you will face when raising a roof but any time you add onto your home your project will need to be approved by local government officials.

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Before you do any type of work on your home always consider whether it will add or subtract to the value of your home. Not all additions add value so make sure your project is a sound investment in the long-run.

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