My upstairs bedroom has a deck that we do not use because of the
elements and the bugs. I would like to make this space more usable by
covering it with a roof and screening in the walls. The house is a
salt-box style house with no gable end lookouts, just frieze board.
The deck is attached to one of the gable ends.
At first I was going to use the same roof pitches (2 different) but
lower the ceiling about 1 foot so that the roof line is broken up a
bit instead of just extending it out level with the existing roof.
But now I've got the hankering to build it as a hipped roof. That way
I can maintain the 8' ceiling and still break up the roof line. The
hip roof will give the house a different look, currently it is a
What is the most common pitch for a hip roof? I read 2/12 but I
haven't found any other suggestions.
Refer to this picture for deck reference. The upper part is, of
course, the one I want to roof.