How to do a pitched roof?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Concordmommy, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. Concordmommy

    Concordmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to build a coop with a pitched roof--but I dont know what angle you're supposed to do it at? I know that sentence was so not grammatically correct!

    does it matter?
     
  2. Rock Wyandotte

    Rock Wyandotte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends how much snow you get in the winter. Are you in Concord, NH?
     
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    3 or 4 in 12 (that means, it drops 3 or 4 feet vertically for every 12 feet of horizontal run) is a sort of middle of the road pitch.

    But it really depends on what kind of snow load it'll need to withstand AND then on how heavily you want to engineer the supporting structure. You can have a very low pitch, almost flat, roof in a high snow load area... you just need to have really strong rafters or trusses, very close together [​IMG] (which gets expensive and annoying to build).

    I'd suggest looking around at what other people build in your area of a comparable size, that lasts thru many winters, and build something like that [​IMG]

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     
  4. Concordmommy

    Concordmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually, no not NH--I'm in CA. So no snow unless some serious climate change happens!
     
  5. giasmom

    giasmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd say, just enough for all that liquid sunshine to run off of would be fine !
     
  6. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    In fact Id look at a simple shed roof or combination roof. Easier to build and less material involved.

    Go here and look at the first building shown.

    http://journeytoforever.org/farm_library/ppp/ppp4.html

    Its a shed type roof.
    Pitch at about 3 or 4 by the look of it.
     
  7. Terri

    Terri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here mine, shed roof[​IMG]
     
  8. OrpingtonManor

    OrpingtonManor Building the Castle

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    Quote:Hi neighbor! [​IMG] I am in Martinez.
    I pitched my coop roof the same as my house.
     
  9. Over Easy in Adna

    Over Easy in Adna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With my skills, a pitched roof is easy. I just try my hardest to make it flat and level, and since I absolutely suck at building, it turns out with a nice pitch to it. [​IMG]
     
  10. Concordmommy

    Concordmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hi neighbor! [​IMG] I am in Martinez.
    I pitched my coop roof the same as my house.

    Howdy!! [​IMG]

    Ok, so since you're in Martinez--is that Yardbirds over there still open or is it completely gone already? I went to the one in Concord and got some STEALS on a few things like hinges and a few other things. Wondering if the one in Martinez is gone yet...thanks!
     

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