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Question by  Pauletta (24)

How do you extend the roof line of an existing home to include the garage?

Right now my home and garage are not connected, however I would like to change that by extending my roof line.


Answer by  mb (5482)

The problem with this is you will have to remove some singles to expose the ridgeline. Then cut an extension and brace into place. Then cover the new space with planks, then tar paper, then finally shingles.


Answer by  Advisor (1032)

First, how much space are you connecting? Will you be adding an architectural addition as well, such as a carport or breezeway? Simply extending the roofline often ends up looking like an afterthought (and an eyesore). You may be better off considering a dramatic peak instead of a flush line between existing structure and the garage.


Answer by  Christian9247 (5042)

First measure out your expansion space. Make sure you have enough room planned out. Make sure you have all the proper permits before you begin. Erect supports for where your roof will end for the extension. Now just build it out as an add on.


Answer by  AllenH (64)

This kind of home improvement job will require you to get a building permit and keep things up to code with the county you live in.

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