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Roof lift for additional living space

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Posted by: from Mississauga
3/11/2021 at 12:03:04 AM

Hi Pros,

I live in a 1965 solid brick bungalow (1000 sq feet) that has been fully renovated from inside (on the main floor). Basement is also fully finished. The house is located in Mississauga.

I am thinking of lifting the roof (not touching the ceiling, only lifting the roof from outside) to create loft space for additional living space, I looked into second story addition but that is way out of my budget. So I am thinking to do the roof lift high enough to get some additional living space. I am wondering how much should it cost just to raise the roof. I am not considering the cost of finishing the loft space.

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Date/Time3/11/2021 at 9:47:03 AM

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Date/Time3/11/2021 at 10:05:24 AM

It's likely that the bottom cords of your existing trusses won't support a floor system for a loft. You will also be required to supply heat and power to the space and a form of egress. I would start by consulting an engineer and then reach out to some contractors.

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Date/Time3/11/2021 at 10:35:00 AM

Hi,

It is not as easy as you think. The beams for ceiling needs to carry the new loads that is not designed for, also other structural elements shall be checked for new situation. You need first of all, a full package of architectural and engineering assessments and drawings and get permit from city before starting any construction.

We can assist you in this regard if you like.

Regards,

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