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Old 12-09-2006, 03:38 PM   #1
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Adding a dormer...estimate?


I am going to be remodeling my living room this spring. I'd like to hire a framing contractor to come out and demo my current framing in the ceiling area and build the new one.

It is currently a flat ceiling with the roof above that slopes out away from the house. I want to change it to an open dormer. I will have a structural engineer help me with the plans for this. The space is 24 feet wide by 20 feet long. I am wondering...ball park...what I could expect to pay a framing contractor to do this work. They would build the new roofing section and a new wall for the outside part of the house where the new dormer will be. I think it will end up at about 15 feet high in the middle from floor to ceiling (currently 8 foot ceilings). 2x6 walls and 2x10 rafters.

Thanks for any insight you can provide.


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Old 12-11-2006, 02:19 PM   #2
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I guess this is called a vault rather than a dormer. Any ideas anyone?

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Old 12-11-2006, 03:17 PM   #3
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not my area but...you need a set of certified plans in hand, and THEN line up your pro's for their estimates. That job sounds huge, can't imagine anyone would give you an estimate on a diy board. And if they did, can't imagine how it could be close. IMHO
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