Brain storm #837... adding a room over the garage without having to
disturb original house?
Extended the roof to avoid any valleys for leakage and add a little
storage. Left original roof in place to avoid any work inside the
original structure. Can always open it up later.
Stairs would be along the back wall where there is storage now and would
still leave enough room for 2 cars.
What do you fellers think?
On Monday, June 16, 2014 2:46:42 PM UTC-4, Guv Bob wrote:
Can the foundation of the garage support a second story? Unlikely
the garage structure can, so it will require beefing up. The lower
storage space is small and has a sharply sloping floor from the remaining existing roof, which I would think would make it almost unusable.
The upper one could be OK, depending on how much room there is.
Since you're following the existing roof, the new room height is fixed.
What is it? Up to code?
remaining existing roof, which I would think would make it almost
Yes, garage would definitely need more support. The main thought about
continuing the roof upward was to avoid any places for rain water to
back up and maybe get some extra storage up top. The side storage would
probably end up being cut open for easier access to the main attic.
On Tuesday, June 17, 2014 7:54:17 PM UTC-4, Guv Bob wrote:
One very important thing I'd consider is how the new much larger roof
is going to look from the street. Somehow I think one continuous long
roof isn't going to look very good. There are probably online tools or
if not design tool packages you can buy for not too much money to let
you visualize what it will look like. And sometimes paying an architect
for at least some ideas of what the best way to proceed, is it feasible,
etc might not be a bad idea either. Spending some money upfront might
result in a big difference in property value.
On Wednesday, June 18, 2014 2:10:56 PM UTC-4, Guv Bob wrote:
ugh to support a second story.
No matter what you use for a roof you need to carry roof loads to the groun
d via walls. Any 2nd story wall supporting roof needs to be sitting on top
of a first floor wall. And if the house is more than 20-30 years old you
should also have someone confirm your foundation can carry the load.
On Wednesday, June 18, 2014 2:51:40 PM UTC-4, jamesgang wrote:
nough to support a second story.
und via walls. Any 2nd story wall supporting roof needs to be sitting on t
op of a first floor wall. And if the house is more than 20-30 years old yo
u should also have someone confirm your foundation can carry the load.
That sounds vaguely familiar.... From my post two days
"Can the foundation of the garage support a second story? Unlikely
the garage structure can, so it will require beefing up."
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