When homeowner needs more space, they often consider building San Diego room
additions. But, how should you build your room addition? For example, if you have a
single story house, do you build outward or up into a second story?
Often the question you must answer is what makes more sense both feasibly and
financially. In most scenarios, homeowners find it more economical and practical to add
room additions on the same level rather than build a second story. This especially makes
good sense if you have adequate land to accommodate the addition.
Room additions are an incredible strategy to freshen up and modify the layout of your
residence. They may be also fantastic approaches to increase the square footage and value
of one’s dwelling and make a seemingly common flooring program stick out.
Your remodel contractor needs to thoroughly inspect your existing foundation to ensure it
can support room additions, including one being built as a second story. In addition, a local
building inspector, architect or foundation contractor should be consulted.
Depending on the type of construction, certain concrete footings and foundation
requirements may need to be used. A second story addition may need additional
foundation and/or footings since what is typically built for a single-story home may not
be substantial enough.
Understanding the Room Additions
This kind of remodeling job can range dramatically in scale. Knocking down an interior
wall to extend a room is one example. But adding a sunroom, game room or another completely new
space onto a home fits the description as well. Essentially, if the house remains largely
intact but the space is upgraded and expanded, then it is probably considered an add-on
Raising the Roof on San Diego Room Additions
Obviously, you’ll need to take off your roof if you decide to build a second story addition.
By having a portion of your roof dismantled for a period time increases your vulnerability
to weather, including rain, heat and wind.
If you decide to add a story, you must hire a very experienced San Diego remodeling
contractor who has done a project of this complexity. The project requires expert control
and will take significant time and skilled labor. HK Construction has been doing this type
of room addition remodeling for over 20 years.
A second-story may be your best option if you need more space in your home and don’t
want to move. For example, you may not have enough land to accommodate building out.
Local building codes also enforce how much of your available yard can be devoted to buildings.
If you decide a second story addition makes sense for your home, then call us for a free
onsite estimate. To set an appointment call HK Construction at 858-748-6580.
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