Essentially we are raising the roof 2 ft on this remodel.
You can sort of see in the picture that the addition on the right towers above the old house. The new addition is a garage with bonus room above. You can sort of see in the picture that the addition on the right towers above the old house. The new addition is a garage with bonus room above.
To make this remodel profitable it needs to look good from the street. Thus the raising of the roof on 2/3 of the old house. To make this remodel profitable it needs to look good from the street. Thus the raising of the roof on 2/3 of the old house.
The old ceiling height is 3-4 inches shorter than eight ft. After raising one of the sections of roof… it seems like we have a cathedral ceiling. The old ceiling height is 3-4 inches shorter than eight ft. After raising one of the sections of roof… it seems like we have a cathedral ceiling.
Remove Drywall and Insulation
We started off by removing the drywall from the walls. We then took the insulation out of the wall and bundled it up. The old insulation was posted on Craigslist and sold.
Since the house was built in the 70’s the drywall was nailed. This made the rock com off much easier. I feel for the next generation of remodelers that have to take rock off that is screwed on.
Taking the blown-in insulation in the face was a treat. It’s not every day you get to do that. Yes, we wore masks and goggles. The goggles would fog up because of the mask. I tried not wearing goggles, that may have been worse.
Cutting The Roof Into Sections
In order to raise the roof in three sections the roof sheeting will have to be cut. This is done by driving a nail from the bottom along side the truss (both ends and at ridge) the chalk a line from nail to nail.
Split Gable Demolition
In this case I use this borrowed side winder saw. I later on bring in an old worm drive that plows throw the shingles and sheeting much better. Always keep your old blades for these purpose.
In this case we have split gable at the exact point that the roof is being cut. This house has been added onto before. We will bury this split gable by adding a grand entry later on.
We raised one side at a time, instead of trying to raise the whole section at a time. this ended up being a good choice. Before raising the section we have to redirect wiring, remove pipes and pull the nails out of the trusses.
Raising the front addition
This was perhaps the hardest to raise. We originally tried to raise the whole roof at one time. That didn’t work out well. We then went back to one side at a time. Since this roof section was much shorter it tended to get out of balance quicker and move around.
This time the walls were pre-framed for a faster project.You can sort of see how the house is starting to look a little more balanced.
The third and final lift was the largest. The trusses had to be cut so that we could insert a beam. The end result was a massive open area and the front addition now turns into a formal dinning room.
After the metal truss hangers are all nailed off the biggest part of this roof raising is done. Now the roof needs to be stripped and parts re-framed.
There is a gable entry that is framed in the middle to create an entry. Since this gable is framed in between 2 gable ends it creates two areas that needs crickets.
Update on the South Boise remodel 5-19-2016
Just a bit of siding and paint and this house will start looking move in ready. Up around the windows will have shake siding. The tallest part around the RV garage and back is sided at this point.