I have a ranch style brick house with attached garage. I want to convert the garage to living space. At the same time, I want to remove the roof over the garage part and add a second story. I want to go up with a 4 foot pony wall and a 7/12 pitch roof, with the peak running 90 degrees to the part of the roof over the existing house. I want to keep the depth of the floor between the first and second story thin so as not to lose ceiling height, so a combination use of steel I-beam and wood is possibly needed. In other words, if I could go with a single 40lb I-beam down the middle to split the span distance instead of spanning the whole thing with 18" prefab trusses, it would be better. The garage is 24.6'x24.6'. The existing walls are 2x4, and I doubt if the existing footing is sufficient to carry the increased weight. I live in Oklahoma, so the soil is red clay. I will need two dormers on each side of the roof. Plus, stairs going from lower floor to upper. I have crude drawings I have made of my ideas and the house as it exists now and will upload them later.
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Hello, I'm a senior architect and interior designer and would like to help you. Can we talk more about your project?. Take a look on my portfolio. Best regards, Omar.