is it feasible to raise a roof?

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Posted by: from Glencairn
8/20/2009 at 9:00:08 PM

we want to raise the roof on the house we are buying, as it is a regular roof and ceiling in a chalet type home. we would like to know if it would be feasible to create cathedral ceilings?

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Amber Wood Homes Ltd in Pointe du Chene
Date/Time9/20/2009 at 3:07:13 PM

Nicole, if I understand correct, you want to take a flat ceiling in your house and make it vaulted, with exposed beam work. I have done this many times with pictures to show.

I am assuming that you would have to rip the roof down and rebuild it. I would advise getting permits from the city. We have always taken the engineered trusses down, and rebuilt the roof with hand cut rafters. There is a method used in order to keep your R value (insulation) to code, this is key when doing a renovation like this. Whoever helps you with this, make sure there is a plan for proper ventilation in the roof or you could be battling mould sooner than you would like.

As for feasible... we would have to discuss your wants.

Feel free to contact me


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