Atascadero Roofing Contractor Releases Tips for Raising the Roof—Adding a Second Story to the House

Discuss all options with an experienced contractor before making the final decision to add a second floor.

Families grow and buying a new home is not always part of the budget. Atascadero roofer Daniel Ribas of Ribas Roofing and Services has some tips for homeowners considering adding a second story to their home.

If buying a new home is not an option, the first logical thought is to remodel the home to make more space. This is a good option if there is enough space on the property. If the home is on a small lot, adding a second floor is often the best option, depending on local zoning regulations.

The first thing to do is check your local zoning regulations to see if a second story is possible. Once this is established:

  • Have the house checked for structural soundness. A second story adds weight to the existing structure. A home that was designed and built as a single story building may need reinforcement to safely support the weight of a second story. A full-service construction company like roofer Atascadero can provide thorough inspection and reinforcement recommendations.
  • Get a preliminary planning and construction proposal. Once a second story is determined to be the best way to go, it will give you preliminary estimates for budgeting purposes. The estimates include design costs, construction costs, and permits.
  • Remember that the estimates will include electrical wiring, installation, heating, and cooling.
  • Will the project be financed by a loan and what type of loan? Requirements may not apply to an equity loan, but requirements must be met for a home loan.
  • Have the plans drawn up according to local planning codes and specifications.
  • Submit the plans to the local construction department for approval and approval.
  • Consider housing arrangements and storage. Adding a second story means the family will likely not be able to stay in the house during construction. In addition, furniture and personal belongings will most likely need to be stored.
  • What furniture and personal items can be brought into a makeshift home? Which items need to be stored? Can pets live in the makeshift home? How long will you live elsewhere

When all the signs are “go” there is one final question to answer. What does a second story add to the value of the home? The personal value of having more space and being able to stay home until all the kids are in college is certainly a consideration. But what if the time comes to sell? Does the second floor increase the resale value of the home?

Discuss all options with an experienced contractor before making the final decision to add a second floor. Atascadero’s roofer, Daniel Ribas, is a full-service contractor with years of experience building new homes and renovating.

“There’s almost always a perfect inexpensive way to add space to a home,” said Ribas. “We’re excited to add the best second story to every property and explore the best alternatives so that our customers are comfortable and satisfied with their final decisions.”

Ribas Roofing and Services is ready to help you customize and build houses exactly the way the homeowner wants. The company designs and manufactures every aspect to precise specifications down to the smallest detail. No subcontractors are required as the team personally takes care of each construction segment.

Ribas roof and services

Atascadero, CA 93422

(805) 550-6160

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