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Peter683 01-29-2013 10:26 AM

Roof within a roof
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Our house used to be a one floor and they opened the original roof like slicing the top off of a cake. The original roof is still visible in the attic. Should this be left alone or could the old boards be removed leaving the frame in place?

chemman 01-29-2013 10:55 AM

I'd leave it unless the boards NEED to come up. It'll be a huge PITA to do.

joecaption 01-29-2013 10:57 AM

Why would you even want to remove them?

Peter683 01-29-2013 10:58 AM

More for access than anything else.. will leave them in place.. thanks for the feedback.

OldNBroken 01-29-2013 12:34 PM

You can demo as much or as little there as long as you don't mess with anything structural. What you have there is called an overbuild. If you are just talking about cutting an access into there then no problem. As stated, it's usually a messy PITA from inside the house.

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