Help with roof design for addition

civiccrazyMarch 2, 2014

I am trying to add an addition to my house. But I am having a hard time trying to figure out how the roof is going to go.
I have attached somewhat of a plan that I drew up and picture of my house/garage.

Any help is greatly appreciated!!!

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Roof of House and garage. Garage of right house on left.

    Bookmark   March 2, 2014 at 5:48PM
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Sorry, had to take a picture. It wouldn't let me upload my excel file.

    Bookmark   March 2, 2014 at 5:50PM
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Excuse my boldness, but every once in a while someone gives away that they have no business attempting the project they are inquiring about by the wording of their question(s). Unfortunately such is the case here.

Maybe you can find an experienced GC that will let you work on your own project. That will certainly be your best value.

    Bookmark   March 2, 2014 at 9:58PM
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The way that the new structure ties into the old, including the intersection of the rooflines for proper runoff is very important, and the way that the new laundry and bedroom area relate to each other and to the existing house both look problematic.

The laundry area seems to straddle the house and the garage and ignore the two existing rooflines and a major structural element, the corner post of the house in that area. As drawn there is nothing holding up that corner of the house and roof anymore.

I would consult a builder or architect for the proper planning even if you plan doing the work yourself.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2014 at 9:15AM
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So, you are contemplating adding a bedroom, bathroom and laundry room.

Your answer will lie in a trial and error method in composing elevations and deciding what aesthetically fits. They should include views from 3 sides as in at least 1 case, the roof can exceed the height of the garage.

The corner of the house can easily be supported by flush headers.

Gable is the most appealing, flat the least. Both from aesthetics and resale.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2014 at 10:31AM
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