Foundations and roofs
Not that many people will buy a fire damaged house, but I may have found a way to salvage more with less heavy equipment and cost-instead of a demolisher, I may end up hiring a roofer.
No, I don’t want the big house. There’s not enough really left to save. The cost of rennovation would come close to, if not exceed, any price I could sell it for. However, there is cedar siding, a decent foundation, and enough board lumber to make an attempt at salvage. I love my little portable cabin, but someday I’d like to build. There is enough building material on that property to build at least two buildings the size I want, with no transportation costs to get them there. And so I called a roofer.
I’m not sure what a roofer will charge yet. I’m not even sure they’ll take on the job of removing that roof. But if they would, it may apparently cost about half of what it would cost to demolish the building. Once the roof is off, I can do the rest if I have to.
I’d have to work fast-right now two rooms are protected. When the roof comes off if I want the trim or hardwood flooring I’ll have to act quickly. And time it so that there’s no rain in the forecast. I’d have a big job, and still have a lot of things to throw away. Still, it might be worth considering.
How would a roofer remove a roof with a 500 sf hole in it? Apparently with a Truss lift or some other airborn platform. They estimate it would take a day. I estimate it will take 2-3 men. It’s a long shot, but it is a possibility. And if nothing else, maybe it will give someone with a little more elbow grease than me an idea for their own demolition project.