We can, and we know a guy who does roofing on the side for a living. I bet we could get it done, or mostly, in a weekend. The problem right now is that construction material prices are higher than they were before. So it's going to cost a lot.Can you do the roofing yourself?
100% yes on raising it. Our woodstove is up about 5", I wouldn't mind it being higher. Better to sit on the edge than be down on your knees .... at least when you get older and less flexible like me. Unfortunately the people we bought from put the chimney pipe in at the exact height that their old (broken) stove needed for a horizontal pipe out the back. Thus we can't use the standard taller legs on the stove we bought and it is only maybe 3" above the "pad".Debating on whether we should have a pedestal underneath so it makes a nice height to sit next to the stove or just have the hearthstones on the floor.