|Forum topic by millssnell||posted 01-23-2013 03:56 PM||629 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
01-23-2013 03:56 PM
I am in the process of renovating my 12×20 shed. The original was in very bad condition due to previous termite damage, however there were no active termites and their damage did no extend to the roof or it’s rafters. I have an incredibly cheap supply of rough sawn pine here near Columbia, SC, and will be spraying it when everything is completed.
My question today is regarding the proper way to tie in a roof extension to the wall studs. I have added a small addition (3.5 x 7) on the back of the shed in order to keep my lawn mower and yard tools out of the way in the shop, and have just put a temporary 2×4 as a brace where i will eventually notch out a proper rafter. I have pavers and bricks as footing and will tamp gravel to fill the space. There are big double doors that will open out once I grade the ground down a little more.
1) Is it “alright” to add an extension of roof like this (perpendicular and pitched) , or should the roof extension be gabled in the same direction and slightly smaller?
2) I was planning on doing something similar on the front side for a small covered porch, and want the two to match.
Any feedback is welcome.