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With the crane in position for the lift (photo 1), the Ashline crew hooked chokers to an I-beam that ran the length of the roof ridge. After cutting the kneewall studs, they lifted the roof off intact (2). Newly installed joists kept the structure from racking or twisting as it was swung clear (3). The roof never touched the ground, but was dangled a few feet above (4) while the crew installed pre-fab panelized walls. Finally, they lifted the roof back into place (5), and the job was weathered in. The entire operation took four hours. Maybe in heaven, large-scale remodeling jobs—like the addition of a second story—are completed in one day. When a saintly client wants