We are getting bids to build an attached patio cover. It will be cedar with a shingled roof. Is it best to attach the structure using a gable design or with a ledger/header board mounted to the house? We have two different contractors telling us their's is better than the others.
It's really an architectural question. Both are acceptable ways of covering a patio, but which ones goes better with the house. If you have shed dormers a ledger attachement might look nice. If you have steep gables everywhere, a gable roof would go better. What about runoff from rain? Snow? Will the rooflines from either be obstructing the view? With a ledger, will there be enough pitch?