Preparation a Second Story Addition
When taking on a job that includes eliminating your roofing system, Planning is the secret.
Prior to you prepare your 2nd story, research study what challenges will require to be handled. Examples of products that require to be dealt with 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 roofing system and exist any energies secured to it.
– Is the existing roofing stick developed( developed on website) or a truss roofing( made).
– Is the roofing system sheathing 1x boards or plywood?
– How lots of layers of shingles exist?
– Are there any Stacks or flues extending through the roofing system such as a fireplace chimney, heater 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 roofing. The simplest method to get rid of the shingles and sheathing is with a circular saw. Since 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 roofing system 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 roofing to the other. These pieces, presuming they are plywood, can be eliminated in 32″ x 48″ squares.
If the roofing sheathing is slabs, the cuts need to be made 48″ to 64″ apart. You must be able to roll these areas down the rafters if there are 2 or mre layers of shingles.
When the roofing sheathing is gotten rid of, the rest of the parts canbe eliminated. When that is gone the rafters can be gotten rid of.
After the sheathing is eliminated, 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. Generally, the simplest method to deal with this, is to develop 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 roofing of your brand-new addition can follow.
Whatever circumstance may you have, excellent preparation will make this taskeasier and quicker. When it comes to getting rid of a roofing system, 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 simplest method to get rid of the shingles and sheathing is with a circular saw. When the roofing system sheathing is gotten rid of, the rest of the elements canbe gotten rid of. As soon as that is gone the rafters can be gotten rid of. Time is of the essence when it comes to eliminating a roofing system.