Cover Patio Ceiling Height

wynnejtMay 13, 2014

We're trying to make final changes to our plan and can't decide what height to make our covered porch ceiling.
The great room has a coffered ceiling with a max height of 14'6", right now the architect has the porch ceiling at 12'. We want max sun in the winter and shade in the summer. I was thinking of taking it up to 14' but the architect thinks the porch will lose it "coziness". The rear of the house faces south.

Here's the first floor:

Thanks for any input or experience.

This post was edited by wynnejt on Tue, May 13, 14 at 15:31

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wynnejt

Rear elevation.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 2:21PM
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snoonyb

"Rear elevation" does not have a compass orientation.

What is the patio covering?

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 2:29PM
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wynnejt

Should have mentioned that, the rear of the house faces dead south. Also the covered patio extends out ~14'.

The ceiling will be beadboard stained or painted white.

This post was edited by wynnejt on Tue, May 13, 14 at 14:47

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 2:38PM
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pixie_lou

Since you have a covered porch right there, do you need a covered patio? Not sure where you live and if that is a need.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 3:16PM
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wynnejt

Sorry, used the wrong terms. The question is around the height of the covered porch. The patio will be uncovered.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 3:32PM
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snoonyb

The asmyth angle of the sun, in the winter is 30degrees and 60degrees in the summer.
So, as drawn. you'll get full exposure in the winter and about 2/3rds in the summer.
The only way to change that is to increase the height of the glazing.

I'd leave it at 12' because 14'6" would make the elevation even more out of balance than 12' already does.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 6:38PM
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