change in roof pitch

Michael Farrell
1/17/2012
we are designing a house right now and are debating whether to have a large dormer on the south side than would go from a 8/12 to 4/12 pitch, or change the design to have a single 6/12 pitch. it would cost us a lot of money and time to redesign it for a 6/12 pitch, so id like to keep the existing design if possible. here is a link to the plans www.timberframedesign.net/farrell.html can we put in a standing seam roof and not have to worry about snow or ice buildup and possible leaking at the interface of th 4/12 and 8/12 pitch- any comments are welcome and appreciated- thank you
Todd Miller
Isaiah Industries, Inc.
1/17/2012
Simple straight roofs are always easiest and safest. That said, properly done pitch transitions can be done and will be very lasting.
Eric Novotny
An informed customer is the Best Customer!
1/18/2012
If you are asking me as an installer....I say 6:12....ha! Todd is 1000% correct though. No major issues with pitch change.

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