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Reuse of roofing framing material

GBA Editor | Posted in General Questions on

Can you reuse the existing roofing framing material (of the first floor) for the new roof for the second floor.
Can you lift the entire roof to the third level and support the roof by placing the new walls underneath?
Anybody can do things like this? Thanks! Toki

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  1. GBA Editor
    Martin Holladay | | #1

    Yes. Here are two Journal of Light Construction articles describing the process:
    "Raising the Roof."
    "A Second Story in Five Days."


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