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Old 10-25-2010, 03:50 AM   #1
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Hello,

I have an 1820sq ft single story craftsman style house with crawl space / perimeter foundation built in 1974. The house is in San Mateo, CA.

Assuming that the foundation can support it, 1) can someone give me a ballpark estimate of just raising the roof by 5 ft and putting up the exterior walls?

Also, 2) what kind of contractor(s) do I need to contact to do this and 3) how long will such a project typically take?

Once the roof is raised and exterior walls are setup, I plan to do rest of the interior, electrical, plumping, heating, etc work later on as budget permits.

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I am not in the estimating business, for that you would need to ask for an estimate from one or more qualified contractors. A framing contractor or homebuilder would be a good place to start. I am curious why you are raising the walls five feet, that isn't enough for a second story, but is more than I would expect simply to raise the ceiling height.

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Ayuh,... It's usually cheaper 'n easier to just rip off the roof, then stud up to height, 'n build a New roof....
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I am curious why you are raising the walls five feet, that isn't enough for a second story, but is more than I would expect simply to raise the ceiling height.
I figure increasing the height by 5ft will be sufficient to add around 1000sq ft of fully permitted loft style space that could be put to multi-purpose use: games area, study area, etc.

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Ayuh,... It's usually cheaper 'n easier to just rip off the roof, then stud up to height, 'n build a New roof....
Ya thats what I figured. once the exterior walls and roof are up, I could take care of the rest as time and money permits. Still looking for some kind of cost estimate for doing this in san francisco bay area.
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About the only way to get a ball park figure,will be to visit a local architect with photos and measurements--Local architects usually have a handle on local building costs---
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