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The Roof Pitch

Oct 22, 2017
The second question after the shape is a bit trickier, whats the ideal pitch for the roof?
I would say that the typical angle varies between 30 and 45 degrees. In my opinion there are a few things to consider:

Pros & Cons:

Visually:

-   The steeper the profile, the better the house looks as an object

-   Steeper angle increases the visible mass of the house. Looking at it from an eye level, the steeper angle exposes more roof  and can make the entire thing look heavy

Functionally:

-   The steeper angle works better with the snow and leaves on the roof. It also gives more interior height

-   There are no leaves to worry about and the winters are mild, so there is really no functional reason for a unusually steep roof

With everything taken into account, I decided the best overall feel is somewhere in between, and I will aim at 35°. On the photo above, its the second from the right.

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