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Old 01-17-2012, 05:07 PM   #1
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Trapezoid shaped roof?


Is this the right way to frame this roof? I can't find any information on a trapezoid shaped roof and this is my best guess. Any input would be appreciated.

Im a DIY'er and have never attempted to build a shed but I've done my homework and with the right planning Im sure I can pull it off.
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Old 01-17-2012, 05:40 PM   #2
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And how did you come up with the idea to frame it like that?
A lot of added materails, and time for just a shed.
Not a good first time DIY project. And way to may detals on how to do it to explain on here.

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It was my best guess to frame it like that.
You see the only place this shed will fit in my yard is in a corner with this type of angle. I've attached a photo for reference. The shed that was in its place was a 12x12 with a lean attached to it(you can see it in the photo), but it was almost 30 years old and awkward to move around in. Anyway, what I don't want is to leave the space in the corner open to collect water and dirt and what not. Am I completely off the mark or am I going in the right direction? Im just trying to get advice, no need to be harsh.
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Old 01-17-2012, 06:06 PM   #4
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Still confued, You said the old shed had a lean to it. Do you mean it was a shed style roof?
There is no picture that I can see of the old shed.
What are those two dark areas? Are they the walls of the house?
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On the photo of the house, the shed is on the bottom right corner. The old shed was a regular 12x12 with a lean-to-shed added on one side, in other words the shed had an addition with a sloping roof on one side. The dark areas are the perimeter walls of the property
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Inless I'm still missing some thing it looks like if you built that without that shed style roof your going to be directing water run off directly to a wall on the house. A sure way to have a leak.
I'm going to back off and let some of the other guys look this over and see what they think.
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no problem, thank you joecaption
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Might want to post this in the Construction forum; this question is sort of before the roofing is done.
It is an interesting question.
I assume the building's walls will also follow the roof line?
Are you allowed to have your building so close to the property line?
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I will do that. I've researched all the building codes for accessory building in my city and from what I understand there is no rear wall setback for an accessory building, but I am awaiting response from the city
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