Gable wall roof intersections


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I'm having trouble with the roof building some crazy lines. The problem is the bump out wall in the center of the screen shots. This is the laundry / mud area on the plan view. If I make it a gable wall It creates this tall wall structure on the end if the main house. If I make this a hip wall it is closer to what I'm trying to achieve but it has this offset ridge line. I have tried the break wall tool but nothing changes. I'm sure its a wall issue as with the house and garage separated there is no issue, it's when I try to draw them attached. I'm trying to make it a gable roof to match the opposite front corner of the house thus creating three intersecting gable roof lines. What am I doing wrong?




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roof over laundry mud area.jpg

roof with gable wall.jpg

Roof with hip wall.jpg

front gable.jpg

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You are trying to design a very awkward roof transition. Trying to connect two structures with parallel but offset ridges is rarely clean.


Jo Ann shows a way to do what you want, but it just does not look good to me.


Here is an alternate that still has problems. I always prefer a gable over the garage doors to shed snow/rain to the side.




I'm guessing you don't have the room, but moving the garage to the right would help.





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How would I move the gable roof section currently over the garage doors further up the roof and wider? Would I have to basically create a dormer without side walls? What I'm trying to do is have the left side ( as viewed from the front) of the roof intersect the main house roof where it attaches to the garage eliminating the small flat spot where the two intersect currently.

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7 minutes ago, Sno-twister76 said:

Would I have to basically create a dormer without side walls?


That's a good way with Suite.


I you look back a few responses, you will see I drew in a small saddle at this spot, which is how a roofer would handle it.

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