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  1. dmacgregor

    Need a bit more roof help

    That's right Jo-Ann. But for a $50k-70K project it's not worth the price of a bad design. The one on the right looks much better. I'm beginning to understand the steps you took to create it although Suites probably can't do that. I'll try to incorporate your ideas into my original plan and if Suites can't do it, so be it. An extended porch roof over only the entry door and porch might be a good idea. We'll study it. Good thought tho'. The whole exercise is to give our draftsman a rough idea of what were going for. We want to go for trusses if we can. We lose out on the garage overhead storage but I understand it's also cheaper. Thanks very much for your time and ideas They are very helpful Cheers Doug
  2. dmacgregor

    Need a bit more roof help

    Thank you for your opinion David. It is appreciated. Doug
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    Need a bit more roof help

    Thank you Eric but we have only a limited amount of money to do this and adding even more elements is not possible. Cheers. Doug
  4. dmacgregor

    Problem with Rafter Framing?

    Boy! Do I feel stupid. I was looking at it backwards. Sorry. Must be this dreary Sunday weather. Thanks. Edit: This is the way I meant to draw it but it still doesn't match the graphic.
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    Need a bit more roof help

    Now that I look at your design, I am beginning to like it. You see my main concern was in losing the entrance roof. I re-shingled it only 2 years ago and it cost me $1,000. Jo-Ann got it right. Hers was exactly the design I was going for. Now I realize that the overhang would have to be trimmed back and the gable end touching it would need to be sheathed and sided before installation and it would require some flashing as well. It looks kind of funky but I have never been one to shy away from radical designs. But your design, if I am reading it right, lets me keep that entrance roof and just "over-truss" it. It makes the roof over the Studio make more sense. If you still have that design I would love to see the plan file for it. I am getting a bit more comfortable with roof design after viewing more tutorials. When you said "resize the studio" to what were you referring? The foundation is already there "dog run" and it is 11' X 11'. Entrance is 6' X 16' and the garage is 24' X 24'. Doug
  6. dmacgregor

    Problem with Rafter Framing?

    The bird's mouth for that rafter is supposed to "hug" the top plate, is it not? The "notch" or "bird's mouth" is supposed to have a cutout parallel with the top plate and a vertical cut perpendicular to it on the inside of the top plate, not the outside of it. Just a minor point but I noticed it right away. I don't usually zoom in to the framing that much but I just happened to and something struck me as not right. Cheers.
  7. dmacgregor

    Problem with Rafter Framing?

    I am going through the tutorials very carefully so as to understand the Suites better. I have come across an anomaly on rafter framing. Maybe someone can explain. I created a basic rectangular one-story house with a gable roof. When I view the framing of the roof rafters, it appears that the bird's mouths are not sitting on the top plates. Is this an error ? Thanks. Doug
  8. dmacgregor

    Need a bit more roof help

    Send me the plan and I'll have a look.
  9. dmacgregor

    Need a bit more roof help

    Here's the garage without a roof. If I try and put a roof on it, it messes up the entrance roof. How do I put a roof on the garage with 2 gable ends without messing up the roof next to it? Roof Test D.plan
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    Need a bit more roof help

    Do you see the current roof line of the roof over the entrance? It stays that way. The garage is built right next to it with 2 gable ends. The overhang of the entrance roof will be trimmed back to the exterior wall - in other words no overhang.That roof will meet one of the gable ends of the garage. The studio roof will be a continuation of the roof over the entrance - same pitch (look at the picture with the red circles of the back of the house). The ridge line of the studio roof will actually be the continuation of the ridge line of the entrance roof where it meets the side of the house on the 2nd floor. You almost had it right both times but in the first one you changed the pitch of the entrance roof and in both you did not have 2 gable ends for the garage. Here's a plan without the garage. I will try and build the garage. Roof Test B.plan
  11. dmacgregor

    Need a bit more roof help

    No. The garage has gable ends at both ends.
  12. dmacgregor

    Need a bit more roof help

    Yes but the pitch on the roof should be what it is now - 3 in 12 with no overhang in the front or back.
  13. dmacgregor

    Need a bit more roof help

    Thanks for the tip but I would prefer to work on a smaller or simpler version of my plan. I also helps me learn faster because I can follow the progression of my steps. The full plan contains elements which I have yet to fully understand. Now, if you look at the rear of the house, the left side of the roof over what I have indicated as the Studio needs to be continued all the way to the front of the house as is shown in the photograph. Please note that the photograph is the current state of the house without the garage and with a dog run where the studio will go. My plan make it look like some opened up the front of that roof with a can opener and I can't make it match the plane of the studio roof. It did before I put in the garage roof. See the attached pictures. Thanks for your help.
  14. dmacgregor

    Need a bit more roof help

    Hi Jo_Ann. I am working with a "skeleton plan" so as not to bugger up my full plan which you and Solver and LawB10 helped me with ( I have attached the full Plan. I have also attached a photo of the current house to give you an idea of what the roof over the entrance looks like. Macgregor-1-1(4).plan
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    Need a bit more roof help

    Hello. I have been experimenting with my roof design to try and match what I need. I need the front roof over the entrance to match the pitch and slope of the back studio roof. I've got part of it but I can't seem to get the front to match the back. Can someone help me? Thanks. Doug Roof Test.plan