Retrofitting a Roof with Raised-Heel Trusses
We will need a new roof soon and I am wondering if it would be cost prohibitive to retrofit our house with raised heel trusses.
We live in Michigan, zone 5 and we do have problems with ice damning sometimes and I would love to add more insulation over the ceiling near the exterior walls.
Our roof currently has asphalt shingles and the roofer said the plywood used for the roof was too thin so we have some sagging between the supports and he would need to replace it with thicker plywood.
I like the idea of a metal roof because I would like to get solar panels, but I do worry that it might make the roof too slippery to clean the gutters safely.
Can anyone tell me if it is even possible to do a retrofit with raised heel trusses? Would it be too expensive?
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