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Patrick Presti
Using existing roof for shed dormer???

Hi Guys,

I will be adding a full shed dormer to my 50's cape. I've seen on YouTube where contractors have literally jacked up existing roofs/rafters and reused it for the shed dormer roof. Does anyone have any knowledge/experience/recommendations for this process? I am intrigued about this because my current roof is only a couple years old and I would hate to throw out the roof and rafters especially if there is a reputable way to reuse it.

Thanks,

Pat

dj1
Re: Using existing roof for shed dormer???

Do you have the link - I want to see that.

johnjh2o
Re: Using existing roof for shed dormer???

I have seen it done. The rafters have to be reinforced at the ridge once they're raised.

A. Spruce
Re: Using existing roof for shed dormer???
dj1 wrote:

Do you have the link - I want to see that.

You and me both.

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