Advice on adding a roof over patio


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Old 04-11-06, 03:35 PM
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Advice on adding a roof over patio

hello all! i've been reading around on the forums here and its quite impressive the amount of knowledge here!

i'm planning on adding a roof to our existing patio, but am having trouble figuring out how to handle the amount of over hang on the sides. i've attach views of the patio, the left side of the patio ends at a wall that does extend too much past the edge of the patio, and i'm not sure how the over hang should be.

i was planning on a simple slant roof with a small gable at the end. should i just limit the size of the slant roof to the width of the patio, or should i extend it at all? just too indecisive i guess. any comments would be appreciated.

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Old 04-11-06, 06:49 PM
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In all honesty, it looks like your patio area would be a good candidate for an aluminum patio cover. They are simple, light, quick & easy to install. They only need a minimal slope and the fascia doubles as gutter.
 
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Old 04-12-06, 05:37 AM
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Thanks for the reply. The aluminum cover probably wouldn't fit in with our neighborhood. Our association says that anything with a roof requires shingles that match our house.

We're somewhat set on the idea of a slant roof coming off of the house (although a similar house down the street comes straight off the house with the gable). What we're not sure off is how to handle the overhang, or if we should just limit the cover to the patio area only.

What is a typical roof pitch for a slant roof? Is there a standard overhang past the main supporting beam for the front part of the slant roof? Does anyone know of any links of pictures that might offer up ideas on the construction?
 
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Old 04-12-06, 04:30 PM
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Certain patio cover companies also offer covers that have plywood laminated on top of 3 or 4" foam panels. You can shingle the roof just like normal. 2:12 is the minimum slope I'd suggest. Personally, I think a gable roof would look a lot better- less like a lean-to. As far as your soffit is concerned, it can be whatever you want. It would make sense to match the width of soffit on the rest of the house.
 
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Old 04-12-06, 06:47 PM
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thanks again for the reply XSleeper.

i like the idea of a full gable as well. what would you recommend for the overhang on the left side of the patio since the wall ends at the edge of the patio? would it look ok having the soffet hang out past the wall?
 
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Old 04-12-06, 07:50 PM
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If you built a gable roof over the patio and it extended past the left side of the house, that would not present any problems. You could also make the roof larger and extend it more to the right, and forget about centering it over your existing slab. Asthetically, I think it would look best if it was centered on that entire side of the house, which would mean making it almost full width on that side.
 
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attached are a couple pictures of how we'd like the patio cover to look, but i'm struggling now with a few of the methods.

how are there no roofing nails sticking through the planking? do they have two layers of roof deck boards, particle board over deck boards?

the lower level facia appears to have a 2x6 sitting flat on the end of the notched rafters. is the 2x6 strutural in it's supporting the base of the gable roof?

would anyone know where i might be able to find a "how to" book on this type of roof desing?

http://www.deckpictures.com/PR/SRWGAF/index.php?ss=off&action=displayBig&iteminfo=solo|srwgaf06.jpg
http://www.deckpictures.com/PR/SRWGAF/index.php?ss=off&action=displayBig&iteminfo=solo|srwgaf09.jpg
http://www.deckpictures.com/PR/SRWGAF/index.php?ss=off&action=displayBig&iteminfo=solo|srwgaf07.jpg
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