Here at Woodcastle Homes Management Inc., we know everything there is to know about home renovations and the many forms they can take. Our experts are here to answer your questions about the home building and renovation process, and some of the most frequent questions we hear concern second storey additions. In this article, we’ll be answering some of the most popular questions about this type of addition to help you decide if they are right for your home.
- What changes will need to be made to my home? One of the most frequent questions regarding second storey additions concerns what changes may be necessary to make them possible. The answer to this one will vary from home to home, and one of our experts at Woodcastle Homes Management Inc. will need to inspect your home to determine whether the structure can support another floor, and what work will need to be done. Some examples of the types of changes that may be necessary include installing new support columns and underpinning the foundation.
- Is it possible to add a partial second storey? The answer to this question also largely depends on the specifics of your home, and our experts will need to examine it to make that determination. In general, though, homes with attached garages, split-level design, or porches that are lower than the main roofline are all good candidates for partial second storey additions.
- Will I be able to stay at home during construction? Lastly, if you were hoping to stay in your home during the construction of your second storey addition, we at Woodcastle Homes Management Inc., are sorry to inform you that this is not possible. Major home renovations like this create a lot of dirt and debris, and our team will need to do a lot of work on major systems like the wiring. Making other living arrangements for the duration is the best thing to do for your health and comfort.