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Old 01-20-2014, 10:23 PM   #1
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I've got a huge room above my garage that I want to use, however I need to be able to access it from the main house 2nd floor. Can anyone tell me how difficult this is and the things that I would need to take into consideration?

What I want to do is bring the 2nd floor of my main house all the way across to the garage, extending the breezeway width out to the width of the main house.

Any recommendations are greatly appreciated!
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A whole lot involved and many factors involved. Really need someone on site to look it over.
That whole breeze way roof would need to go, the rafters in the garage may or may not be designed for the loads.
The height needed for ceiling height from the main house to the garage may be a concern.
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Is there an easier way maybe? Like making a 2nd story addition that goes behind the house that would attach the 2nd story of the garage to the house?
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Before you do much more thinking about this---hire a designer or architect.

First thing---the ceiling joists in the garage are not likely to be strong enough to support a floor--you need engineering calculations.

The roof rafters may not meet todays code for insulation---you need code references---

To see if this project is possible---you need someone on site with knowledge of local codes and structural knowledge---

Can it be done? Sure----will it be affordable? only someone on site will be able to tell you that.
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