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Old 12-25-2008, 08:06 PM   #1
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Hello, I am thinking of adding a room to my home. The home has a hip type roof, and I would like the addition to be a gable type roof. Will changing to this roof style on the addition look dumb, or really hurt the value of the home? Seem to me it will be much easier to frame, and shingle....
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Additions to homes should look like they belong and not be dictated by the ease of construction or the limits of the builder. Plans should be drawn so the added space enhances the existing structure.
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Agreed - keeping with the orginal style and tying in new to old so it does not look like an addition is important. I have done a couple additions, and did the extra work to match old with new - well worth the effort when done and at resale time.
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Don'T be cheep! go with the hip roof on the addition. it will blend in, and look as tho it was built with the house, Except for the block foundation. BOB
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What will the room be used for? If it is a family room or some type of room that a cathedral ceiling would make sense you can change it and no one will think twice. Use the gable wall to make a statement with some windows up into the added height that match the roof pitch and it gives you a nice focal point and solves you framing worries
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The addition is going to be an extra bedroom. I thought of dressing up the gable end with a window or vent of some sort. I guess I'll just make the effort and go with the hip roof. Not really that big a deal, just a little more difficult for someone with less experience!


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The addition is going to be an extra bedroom. I thought of dressing up the gable end with a window or vent of some sort. I guess I'll just make the effort and go with the hip roof. Not really that big a deal, just a little more difficult for someone with less experience!


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