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.


Post a reply as Anonymous

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


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

An affordable way to introduce color and pattern to your retro kitchen is with tablecloths, dish towels, and curtains. Opt... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... Repurpose birthday hats to create a string of lanterns for your porch, patio, or garden. Cut the tip of the cone, punch h... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon