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brendang

09:45AM | 01/03/08
Member Since: 01/02/08
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I am interested in purchasing a home that has low ceilings on the second floor- about 7 feet. It is a basic colonial 1 peak roof. Is it feasible to replace the roof and rafters and raise the walls at that time?

Handyman

10:19AM | 01/07/08
Member Since: 11/18/98
187 lifetime posts
Can you and would you are distinct questions.

Cost is a factor and you may need additional permits if you block any sight lines from neighbors houses if you are on a hill or near a lake.

That said an architect or engineer should definitely be brought in to access the weight additions to your existing frame etc as you ill be increasing the load.

abrownos

11:11AM | 03/09/08
Member Since: 03/08/08
1 lifetime posts
I am buying a house that has a low pitch. Can this be raised to a higher pitch? Do I need to set in new rafters or just build up over the old roof? Will it be stable in a wind storm?
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