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Old 03-03-2011, 07:51 AM
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I am desperately looking for some help. My house has flat roof over garage and master bedroom. Both were additions done by the previous owner (master bedroom faces the backyard). I will be converting the garage into a living room as the current living room is rather small. The house lacks an entry foyer as well so I will be adding that next to the garage (which will become a living room). I am looking for approximate cost for these two options:

1. Cost of extending the current garage flat roof over the entry foyer addition (approximately 80-100 sq ft).
2. Cost of converting the garage roof to pitched roof and extending the same pitched roof to the new entry foyer.

The first option sounds like the least expensive one. But, I am reluctant to extend to the flat roof over the addition because that will look very cheap. I am not a big fan of the existing flat roof over garage as it adversely affects the curb appeal.

As for the second option, converting the garage flat roof to pitched roof (won't touch the master bed flat roof) will certainly add curb appeal. While I am at it, I might as well increase the height of the structure by two feet to have variation in roofline (which will look beautiful).

I will be getting quotes from the contractors however, in the past, quotes were substantially different and I didn't know which one is more reasonable. Having your input will help.

Thank you for your replies!
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Old 03-03-2011, 10:41 AM
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Are you in Miami? What is the square footage of the garage? What is the value of the house.
Roof is very important to curb appeal (40%--I've heard). Here in AZ, you would do that job with pre-fabricated trusses. You asked for a number, and I will throw one out--40,000 USD.
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