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Roof Issues 1 1/2 story Gable with attached Mansard over Deck

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Chieftans, 

 

I need to add a covered deck to the front of this plan with a mansard curved roof.  It is attached to a full gable one a half story wall.  I can not get it to work.  I've attached the plan if you would like to look at it.  Without the deck drawn I 'build roof' and ignore second floor and get a perfect gable wall with 10 - 12 pitch on the roof.  As soon as I add the deck and add in the wall criteria for the mansard pitch and 'build roof' I get this horrible roof configuration.  See images.

 

Would LOVE to know what I'm doing wrong.  Thanks in advance for any support!

 

Altizer_Chinkapin_Cottage_Edited-door move.plan

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After adding deck roof.jpg

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In plan view, delete unwanted roof planes, and drag wanted ones into place to get this.

 

Hard to know what the program was doing when crazy roof was generated.

 

Manual roof editing is always an option.

 

 

View of Roof Redrawn.jpg

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I believe it is the "Ignore Top Floor" setting causing the problem.

Either delete the second floor or reduce it's ceiling height - you can make it zero if you want.

Auto rebuild roofs.

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That is a tough one to get to auto roof generate correctly. Still has a issues, this plan file did auto build porch roof but not after modifying roof planes.   

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Altizer_Chinkapin_Cottage_mine 2.plan

Edited by ShaneK
Forgot to mention deck railings in roof dbx are set up for "2nd pitch"

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21 hours ago, GeneDavis said:

Give us an example please of a mansard curved roof.

Obviously, you have never been to France.B)

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I think most of us know what a curved mansard roof is.  I asked the question because I could not envision one, over this porch in question, and be in keeping with the gable end above.  A mansard roof, to me, is an arrangement of steeply-pitched roof planes around the perimeter, their crests all the same elevation, with an almost-flat roof crowning the whole thing.

 

The O.P. has not returned to comment, and the solution with curved planes is not my idea of a mansard.  I think there is information missing.

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Gene,

 

I see now, that many Mansard roofs, and some of the most beautiful are in fact, curved.

 

I agree that the OP did not mean Mansard, but I'm not sure what to call the

two pitch porch roof that was shown.  In a way it's a cool idea as you can have

a nice upper pitch, over the deck floor, and the shallower pitched  eve lets you nave

something of a nice overhang, but less blocking of the view.  Looks good too, to me anyway.

 

 

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I would call it a hipped lean-to roof.

 

Mansard roofs are basicly "hip" versions of a gambrel roof.  A gambrel roof has a gable end vs a mansard which connects on the edges similar to a hip roof.  Both those styles require multiple pitches in their run. 

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