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Old 09-08-2010, 07:29 PM   #1
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What to do with roof line


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Snow load was pretty severe this year but usually subdued


I want some advice on changing my roof line. I have no idea what they were thinking when they built this addition, they dove a shed roof into the eve of a gable roof!! I almost find it unbelievable plus it looks like the most hideous thing ever. Ease of install should have been no excuse for this. I digress. I put an addition on the other side of the front of the house and correctly positioned the new roof line to perpendicularly dive into the other ridge line. see pic....I was thinking of doing the same thing with this other side that I want to change but I was also thinking it may look good if I put a shed roof design to it and came off the existing ridge sloping down toward the front outside wall with a line of short stubby windows high up the wall.

The other thing that I was thinking is that structurally this seems like a lot of weight now on that old existing gable roof on the front side. I have collar ties on every rafter high in the top one third of that roof along with hurricane ties tying the eve end into the top plate on every rafter. Any ideas?
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Another angle
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Sorry for these pics I know I have better ones somewhere
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I will get better pics on here tomorrow, I am going to have to retake them!
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Is that soffit/fascia built AROUND that light pole!?!?!?
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You got it. Another fine piece of engineering. That is coming down completely and the electric will be run up to the top of that gable
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I think I'd pull the whole end with the star down, and rebuild with something that mirrored the other end.
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Yeah that is what I plan, it is the same footprint of that new addition it just needs a new roof line to neaten it up.
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Yeah that is what I plan, it is the same footprint of that new addition it just needs a new roof line to neaten it up.
Looks like it sticks out about three feet farther toward the light pole side.
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I'm sorry I mis spoke you are correct. That was one of the things that I was thinking. If I do a shed roof there will be a little akward shed roof diving back just the way it does now with a little side wall also being created. At one point I was debating doing away with that jut out and just framing it in a little smaller than what it is now to give me a straight wall there but then I kind of forgot about that.
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I think I'd raise that center point up about 3-4' & run a new roof towards the front - where the star is

Or a new roof over the whole thing that sheds water to the right & left



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Yeah I am just trying to get a good idea if that old gable roof that all of this will be leaning against!
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why not raise the ceiling and run a new shed roof from the peak of the existing roof? looks like you'd get at least a shallow pitch.
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why not raise the ceiling and run a new shed roof from the peak of the existing roof? looks like you'd get at least a shallow pitch.
That is what I was thinking and trying to explain in my first post. Sometimes its like I can see it in my head but saying it in words is a whole other story. That was my first idea when I first started thinking about this. I could then run a course of short windows high up on that outside wall. My question still would be though all that additional weight on the existing gable roof. The other side with the new additional already ties into that same front gable roof side. Now this would be tied in as well, I don't know about the structural aspect of this. Just seems like a lot of weight on that exsisting roof. Again I am not using a ridge beam on that exsisting gable roof just collar ties high in the top 1/3 and hurricane ties below
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