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Location: Acworth,GA, USA
Re: Carpenters, how hard would it be to raise this ceiling?
From the pictures it appears as if you have factory built attic trusses which means you would have to remove the entire roofing deck, facias, gutters ceiling material. Then once all that is done you remove the trusses, each will come off as a whole width of the garage. Then you would have to rebuild the outside walls with 12 foot 2/6s, after removing what ever is on and in the walls now. Add sheathing to the raised height, then siding outside, refinish the inside walls after replace all wiring plumbing etc found in the walls currently. Put the roof trusses back on top of the walls (this is IF they pass current construction codes). Redeck, reroof, put up new facias, gutters etc etc.
Now what I cannot tell is how it is attached to the house and what raising it would do asthetically. Of course you may have subdivision covenents that would require approval.
Have I scared you off yet? You are talking one expensive 3 foot of wall!!!!!!!!!