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How tall is a two story house?

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George Morganhttps://dellacooks.com
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Many people have asked me “How tall is a two story house?”. However, be aware that the height of a two story house may vary from region to region or country to country and may depend on many other different factors.

List of main factors affecting story height

1. Ceiling

Typically, the ceiling height of the first floor is 1 feet higher than the upper floors. And this is true for both residential houses and commercial buildings.

2. Attic

As a standard, an average attic requires a minimum ceiling height of 7.5 feet per 50% of the floor area, so a two story house with attic space should be about 25 feet tall.

3. Roof

A flat roof may not increase the overall height of a two story house, but a sloping roof does.

Below are some roof types that can affect the total height of a house or a building:

  • Saltbox roof
  • Gambrel roof
  • A-frame roof
  • Mansard roof
  • Gable roof

4. Construction law

Construction laws that vary between countries and regions are also one of the main reasons affecting the height of a two story house.

How tall is a two story house?

In conclusion, according to our research, the typical height of a two story residential house in most countries falls between 20-25 feet. For a two-story commercial building, it should be about 30 feet.


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Steven from Denver
Steven from Denver
7 months ago

Great article!

Evan White
7 months ago

Hi Steven,

Thanks for visiting our blog. Have a great day.

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