24x40 unfinished second story should cost?
we're getting close to remodeling the kitchen addition and i want to add an unfinished second story space above it for future use.
besides the extra labor hours, what else should i count on for cost? the addition can have cathedral ceilings, but two storys' worth will be pricey as heck to heat in the northeast!
as i see it the roof will be the same; same trusses,same steel roofing, etc.
i'll need studs to hold up the second story at least, maybe a ceiling for the downstairs for heat retention.
also extra siding and insulation. i hope sheetrock can wait.
i know i can cut in windows, stairs, etc. at a later date if i plan well.
it should be more cost effective to do it this way than to wait ten years and take the roof off in order to add the second story.
what am i missing?