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how to convert a flat roof into a pitched roof

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Asked: 2019-08-22 11:09:45
Is there anyway to convert a flat roof into a pitched roof? We want to buy a home but the flat roof is a deal-breaker unless we can convert it into a pitched roof.


Answered: 2019-08-23 03:13:52

Yes you can do that but its not going to be cheap. Sometimes you can even leave the old roof in place and sometimes it's removed. Keeping the old roof in place is usually less expensive. But removing the old roof allows for a cathedral ceiling or custom attic-space options. You may also need to remove the roof if the walls can support both roofs. The new roof can be built with engineered wood trusses or traditional rafter framing. description


Answered: 2019-08-22 21:02:18

Do a slope conversion process by installing a light gauge steel sub-framing system. After the slope is created for the roof component of the building envelope, you need to install a structural standing seam roof system. Then you can utilize a concealed fastener system to attach the roof panels to the sub-framing. It usually come with a warranted life of 20 years. description


Answered: 2019-08-24 06:52:39

You won't know until you get some very specific details. Coverting a flat roof into an angled roofs has plenty of options but the price and scope of the project may make it ridiculous to pursue. Also it can affect the stability of the house's structure and cost up $30,000 or even more. You can convert a flat roof to a pitched one using a simple trussed roof with two angled planes but its not the only way. You can build additional valleys, angles, and gables can be built into converted roofs too. description


Answered: 2019-08-22 15:28:01

Of course it can be done but nothing in life is free. In the beginning I'm sure your flat roof was cheaper to install. A pitched roof is more expensive. It is a significant renovation if you are converting from flat to pitched. If you use long-lasting materials on your pitched roof, you can expect it to last 20 years or more. Pitched roofs are also an excellent way to add square footage on the inside of your building as well but unless we know your square footage, etc. we can't give you a firm answer. description


Answered: 2019-08-22 19:47:12

You could putting trusses over the top of the existing roof assembly to achieve the pitch. Then you could cut through the membrane and roof sheathing at the end of each rafter and blow cellulose between the sheathing and the ceiling below it. Blow some more cellulose on top of the sheathing and membrane too. Then you could add vents to the top of the roof. I have no idea how much it would cost. description

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