How much does it cost to convert a roof to a deck? Approximately 800 sq feet.

Asked by Xiaojing, Oakland, CA Sat Jun 28, 2008

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Ellen Lynch, Agent, Berkeley, CA
Sun Jul 13, 2008
Hi. I suggest you first check with the local building dept to see if this is even legal or "doable". Some roofs are not built for the weight of a deck. It may or may not be permittable by local zoning as well. Oakland Building Dept: 510-238-3441, ask for zoning, then building, and give them the address. They will look it up and answer your questions over the phone about viability. If you are permitted to convert the roof, then I suggest you get a licensed General Contractor to look at it. Nobody can give you a legitimate price over the phone or internet without seeing the actual structure and how it is built. Get different estimates and always referals from the Contractor.. and check up on them! Good luck. Ellen Lynch
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