I'm extending my house by adding a hip roof structure to a gable end
structure. All the trusses are in place but those in the old section sit
about 30mm higher than those in the new section. The problem I've got is
how to place the metal facia at the same level from old to new. I can't
shorten the tails of the trusses on the new bit because one wall has flush
fitting facia and I cant lengthen the tails on the old bit because of the
roof line of a carport sitting under the eaves. As far as I can work it out
this leaves either or both increasing the depth of the roof battens on the
new section or stepping down the eaves and facia from the old bit. Another
issue I'm concerned about is what impact this will have on the valley
flashings. Any advice would be appreciated.
Short of living with the look of the discrepancy, those are your only
The valley is still a straight line formed by two intersecting planes,
and will have no real effect on the valley flashing. The only
difference is that at the bottom one side of the valley flashing will
be longer than the other. It's sheet metal, has to be cut and formed
anyway, so there's no appreciable difference.
Thanks guys. I'm an owner builder so no expert in these matters. The new
trusses were premade from the plans but there was a site inspection when
the supporting walls were in place and the top plates were all at the same
height. There was lots of talk about heels etc but I now have this problem.
I'm about to go out with a string line and work out the maximum depth I can
get on the new battens. Ain't life fun
What you are proposing would remove all conjecture, wild-assed
guesses, misinterpretation, ambiguity and arguments based on those
elements. In other words, the Death of Usenet.
Is that really what you want? ;)
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