Janice Hacking-MacDonald

05:18PM | 05/30/00
Member Since: 05/29/00
1 lifetime posts
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 ?

Mike U

05:37PM | 05/31/00
Member Since: 05/22/00
22 lifetime posts
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.


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