Here is the situation. We have a single-wide mobile home that was
built in the mid 80's approximatly 14*70. About 15 years ago we had a
"house" built around the mobile home adding on another 14*
Load bearing walls were built around the perimeter and trusses used to
create a nice pitched roof over the entire structure. So now we have
1/2 mobile home, 1/2 house and would like to raise the ceiling height
of the mobile home by tearing off the old metal roof and extending the
walls up to the trusses. Of course none of the new ceiling would be
bearing on the mobile home.
My main concern is how to best remove the mobile home roof. I am
definatly doing it in sections, room by room. Would the walls need to
be braced up to prevent them from wobbling? Or would they be sound
enough to replace a 10-12' section of wall/roof at a time?
I have seen some junk mobile homes with quite large portions of roof
removed and the walls are still standing upright. Any thoughts or
opinions would be appreciated. It's amazing how much more spacious 8ft
ceilings are over 7ft.