Help, we are in the final stages of planning our walk in coop, and almost ready to start building, but we are stuck on the roof design. We were originally planning on a peaked roof (not sure what the technical term is, sorry), but lately I've been thinking that a slanted roof (low on one side and high on the other) might be better, and perhaps easier to build. The slant would be - West (Lower side) East (Higher side). Our winds and weather generally come in from the West. The entrance door is on the East side so the snow will slide in the other direction. DH is concerned that a slanted roof might not be the right choice on a building that size. The run will be on the south side. I'd like to make the low side 6 feet and the high side 8 feet. Is that enough of pitch or should it be more, or less? Also how much overhang should we plan for on the sides? We live in VA and we don't usually have a lot of snow (if you don't count last year!). We also discussed setting up gutters and a rain barrel on the lower side to collect water for the garden. We are planning on using Ondura roofing which is available at Lowes. They are corrugated sheets and recommend a 3" in 12" slope or greater. Any help would really be appreciated. My son finishes up his summer classes next week and he will be able to give us a hand for a couple of weeks so I need to be ready to start to build soon.