Preparation a Second Story Addition
When taking on a job that includes eliminating your roof, Planning is the secret.
Prior to you prepare your 2nd story, research study what barriers will require to be handled. Examples of products that require to be resolved are:
– Size of ceiling joists, can they support a 2nd story flooring?
– Are mechanicals run over the top of existing ceiling joists? (pipes, electRic, HVAC).
– How much overhang is on existing roof and exist any energies secured to it.
– Is the existing roof stick constructed( constructed on website) or a truss roof( made).
– Is the roof sheathing 1x boards or plywood?
– How lots of layers of shingles exist?
– Are there any Stacks or flues extending through the roof such as a fireplace chimney, heating system flue, or vent pipeline.
These things require to be thought about so the addition can be developed as rapidly as possible.
When beginning the tearoff, the very first thing that requires to be addressedis the soffit. Eliminating this initially will release up the rafter ends when it comes time to eliminate them.
Now you can tearoff the roof. The most convenient method to get rid of the shingles and sheathing is with a circular saw. Due to the fact that it will be garbage when you are done, it’s finest to utilize an old blade with a lower quantity off teeth.
When cutting the roof away, begin at the ridgeboard and run the saw in between the rafters all the method to the rafter tails. Repeat this cut every 32″ from one end of the roof to the other. These pieces, presuming they are plywood, can be eliminated in 32″ x 48″ squares.
If the roof sheathing is slabs, the cuts ought to be made 48″ to 64″ apart. You need to be able to roll these areas down the rafters if there are 2 or mre layers of shingles.
As soon as the roof sheathing is gotten rid of, the rest of the elements canbe eliminated. As soon as that is gone the rafters can be eliminated.
After the sheathing is gotten rid of, many of the truss work will have to be cut out. The only part left would be the bottom cable that holds up the drywall ceiling. Each circumstance is various and what is utilized is spect by an engineer or designer.
The electrical (avenue), pipes and/or HVAC run over the top of the ceiling joists. Normally, the simplest method to deal with this, is to construct a knee wall high enough for the brand-new flooring joists to clear these blockages.
When the deck is down, the walls, ceiling joists, and roof of your brand-new addition can follow.
Whatever circumstance may you have, great preparation will make this taskeasier and quicker. When it comes to eliminating a roof, Time is of the essence. You wish to safeguard the existing structure and all of your important possesions that are left within.
( c) 2005 Mike Merisko www.sawkerfs.com.
Eliminating this initially will release up the rafter ends when it comes time to eliminate them. The most convenient method to eliminate the shingles and sheathing is with a circular saw. When the roof sheathing is gotten rid of, the rest of the elements canbe gotten rid of. When that is gone the rafters can be eliminated. Time is of the essence when it comes to eliminating a roof.