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Old 10-16-2017, 08:25 PM   #1
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Cost To Raise Ceiling


Very broad question here - but I was looking at a home the other day that had about 1,000 sq. feet of upstairs space with a pitched ceiling.

Didn't appear to have an attic but some of the walls were only 5-6 ft high. What is a good ballpark cost for raising the roof and reframing the walls to 8 to 10 feet high?

I'll attach a photo. For 1,000 sq feet I am wondering if this project is a $10,000-$30,000 job or if I'm getting into the $70,000-$100,000 range (or in between).

We considered buying this home but the upstairs pitched ceilings scared off my wife and I wasn't really sure what a ballpark figure would be to alter the ceiling height.

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About $350 +/-

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We have a sister site for DIY stuff but I think that they do not do "ballpark" cost figures either.

Here is a link to it.

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NJGC - Thanks appreciate the quick response

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Hey, $350 Is a joke around here for when people ask the going price or rate for something. This site is supposed to be for contractors

Best bet would be to pay a few hundred $ for a local contractor to put together a price for it. Prices will vary wildly depending on region and site conditions. I can say I've done quite a few exactly like that for less than 50k but your mileage may vary. Good luck

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I suggest paying for the quote because something like that takes quite a bit of time to put together a price and being you don't own the house yet probability is low historically speaking that you'll move forward with the project

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I suggest paying for the quote because something like that takes quite a bit of time to put together a price and being you don't own the house yet probability is low historically speaking that you'll move forward with the project
We were looking at a house and wanted to price in the cost of raising it. That's why I just needed a very general quote. I wanted to know if it's even feasible cost-wise to go and put in an offer on a home. It's about the 4th time I've seen that ceiling type.

Sorry if I ruined the forum by asking you guys. But I couldn't find this answer anywhere on the internet after a couple of hours of research and I literally only needed 15 seconds of an expert's time to tell me "yeah thats a lot of money" or "no it's not". Just seems like even getting that amount of help these days is rough, so I came here.

Anyways, sorry to waste your time. I got my answer. Thanks.
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We were looking at a house and wanted to price in the cost of raising it. That's why I just needed a very general quote. I wanted to know if it's even feasible cost-wise to go and put in an offer on a home. It's about the 4th time I've seen that ceiling type.

Sorry if I ruined the forum by asking you guys. But I couldn't find this answer anywhere on the internet after a couple of hours of research and I literally only needed 15 seconds of an expert's time to tell me "yeah thats a lot of money" or "no it's not". Just seems like even getting that amount of help these days is rough, so I came here.

Anyways, sorry to waste your time. I got my answer. Thanks.
Yes that's a lot of money, maybe more, maybe less. So there you have an expert opinion in under 15 seconds.
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It almost always costs less to buy the house you want than change something else.
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Why is this thread not closed yet?

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