We have a log house with a 12/12 pitch roof. This summer we're planning to take off all the old asbestos tiles and leave the existing roundwood framing and put in new tiles of some kind, or metal roofing.
The top logs the roof frame attaches to has severe rot so we want to put in completely new logs. What I want to know is how do we go about lifting the roof safely? Build some sort of scaffolding perhaps and then use multiple jacks? Is this sort of thing really dangerous to do without professional help?
I've made a basic to scale 3d model of the house to show the basic structure of it all.
The orange piece running horizontal along the gutter of the roof is not there currently. I was thinking to attach some lumber to the existing roof frame like this so that when jacks are connected (those are represented by the grey vertical poles) it would all keep together
Any tips on the best way to approach this would be greatly appreciated.