COMMUNITY FORUM

Janice Hacking-MacDonald

05:18PM | 05/30/00
Member Since: 05/29/00
1 lifetime posts
Bvmisc
I am looking for the right pitch of roof. Allowing for our loft (particial only).
Loft is 45'L X 10' W (with one center window and the pipe of the main floor fire place.

I don't want a loft ceiling higher than 7'
the main floor is 1260 sq. ft. 45'L X 28'W
with one bathroom 2 bedrooms gathering room, dining roon (hopefully) kitchen eat-in with a porch enclosed attached to the walk-out sliding glass doors.
I am making the design of the house on my regular microsoft 95 but it just isn't getting everything. I am going with a metal roof.
Can anyone help with the PITCH of the ROOF ?
Jan

Mike U

05:37PM | 05/31/00
Member Since: 05/22/00
22 lifetime posts
Janice,
It's pretty hard to put all that in perspective but I think I can help you find your own answer. Use a piece of graph paper and let each square equal 2' x 2'. (or whatever allows your entire house to fit on one piece of paper) You seem to know all the dimensions exactly. Start with the 1st floor and then experiment with different roof pitches until you get the desired effect. Once satisfied, measure horizontal 12' starting where the rafter touches the top of the house wall, and then go vertical until you meet the rafter. If you measured up vertically 8' then your roof would have an 8/12 pitch. This should get you in the ballpark.
Mike
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

If you're on the fence (or on a budget), there’s always the old standby—paint. A change in color can have a huge impact on... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... A kitchen in a greenhouse—who wouldn't enjoy spending time in this light-filled space? Details that enhance the conservato... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... The Infinite Artisan Fire Bowl from Eldorado Outdoor is made from glass-fiber reinforced concrete, and offered in Oak Barr... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp2