Hip Roof Addition
Here is a hip roof question from Connie N. in Loogootee, IN. She says-
"Hi! We have a traditional
ranch style home with a hip roof. I would like to put a
porch across the front of the house but my hubby says that it cannot go the
full span because of the hip roof. I think it is possible. Could you help?
Thanks for this Connie, you have made me do a bit of thinking. I scratched my head a bit and then took a pencil from behind my ear and did a couple sketches on the back of a piece of sandpaper. (Just kidding:-) Here's how I see it.
This way of extending a hip roof at a shallower pitch than the main one is a common feature of many beautiful old Queensland homes.
High ceilings to the main house , with a wide verandah all around. Totally functional in their day they made for an easy relaxed lifestyle.
On cattle stations in the outback there are many of these traditional designs where they just spread out, no lack of space out there.
Today we seem intent on air conditioners and small block sizes.
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