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Old 03-28-2011, 11:25 AM   #1
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Chief Architect Roofs

I am using Chief Architect X2 for a planned remodel.

Does anybody know how to build a roof like the one bellow (including columns) over a window like this:
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Old 03-28-2011, 12:59 PM   #2
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The roof system is a spanish tile.Usually in and along coastal areas.

The columns over the windows are a specialty kit.Most home improvement contractors dealing with general or specialty modifications contracting should take care of you.

With a cosmetic addition around and over your windows such as this I would highly recommend having your contractor provide you with a portfolio of his work.Columns and tile roofs and window accents can be costly and get ugly quick if not installed correctly.


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Also - a tile roof should be "engineered" - loads, stress, etc.
Where I live there are tile roofs (Spanish Tile and Cement Tile) -
they are both "rather" heavy.
The exterior wall finish looks like "Dryvit" (synthetic stucco) -
it takes proper preparation and installation.
It would not be a good idea to install a tile roof on an existing structure
(that does not have a tile roof on it) without consulting a structural engineer!
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:45 PM   #4
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Are you asking how to build it on Chief or to physically construct it? I can barely do 2D autocad but my son is a genius with Chief. Not really something can easily be taught on a forum though I think.
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hey guys!

Ive just started using chief architect x2 and have had nothing but trouble when building roofs. any help would be great! email me: cheers.
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