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Old 10-19-16, 07:16 AM
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Roof Design Question

I'm designing a single car attached garage addition to my residence and am uncertain as to whether the roof configuration is acceptable. My main concern is snow, because being in Northern VA, we can get up to a couple feet at a time, which can sit for weeks. Below is a (very) rough sketch of what I'm referring to. I'd basically be creating a 25' deep trough (garage will be 25' deep). I'm not sure how else I could design it without affecting the width of my garage, which I don't want to do. I'm already at a max width of 14' with the property line and easements and don't want to go narrower than that. Maybe it's not as big a deal as I think it is?

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Old 10-19-16, 07:29 AM
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No, you will want to turn that roof 90 degrees so the gable end is facing right. A ridge beam will come out from the other roof on the left and extend all the way out to your new exterior wall on the right. The height of that ridge will be determined by the roof pitch.
 
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Old 10-19-16, 08:55 AM
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Crap, okay. That design isn't going to be cohesive with the rest of the houses in the neighborhood, so that probably won't go over well with the HOA. I suppose I could do like you said up to the front right corner of the existing roof, then switch 90 degrees for the frontmost portion of the garage (about 6 feet). That way it will be cohesive. I sketched it out and it actually looks better that way anyhow. Sweet.
 
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Once you frame that gable and get it sheeted, you can frame another gable that faces the front, if you need to do that for appearance sake. It will create 2 valleys that will meet close to each other.
 
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Once you frame that gable and get it sheeted, you can frame another gable that faces the front, if you need to do that for appearance sake. It will create 2 valleys that will meet close to each other.
Yep. That's the plan. Thanks!

I have another roofing question about the back side of the garage where it meets the new dining room addition, but need to draft a quick sketch to aid in the discussion. I'll post something later this evening. If you check out my recent post in the garage forum (http://www.doityourself.com/forum/ga...deviation.html), the part in question is the angled portion of the right rear of the garage. I'm wondering if adding this angle will be more trouble (and cost) than it's worth. The alternative is to make two 90's instead, but I'd prefer not to have that corner jutting into my garage space.
 
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