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Pearson Design Group
How does the roof cope with the snow load? In my mind, flat roofs and a lot of snow are not a good combination.
The roofs on this particular house were engineered above and beyond the calculated snow load for the area. With flat roofs water shed is also a main concern, and needs to be designed accordingly to ensure the roof will not leak.
flat rooves don't spoil the view in mountain/snow country. and snow is a good insulator so the insulation R-value goes up the more snow there is.
structural framing required to support snow loads on flat roofs in my area coincides nicely with the amount of insulation I’m required to provide anyhow. So a 12-inch framing depth allows room for the right amount of insulation in the cavity. And whenever it snows, the flat roof supports an additional
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Mazama Guest Cabin
pitch) or if the roof is facing south so that it melts the snow off? We are trying to design a cabin with a view that is primarily to the south so we would like to do this style of structure but aren't sure a north facing roof is good for heavy snow area (10' plus possible - near ski resort in Utah.)
Guest Cabin face east, toward a mountain wall called Goat Wall. Thus, the west afternoon sun does melt some of the snow on the roof. If you are building in an area that has 10-ft. of snow, I would be a bit nervous about a north-facing roof. By the way, make sure you over-insulate the roof (R-50 or more)
Snow country design with garage under and NOT facing the front of the house. Thankyou
much snow in many places that they could only manage to visit a few of my buildings!’”
Northern Virginia Landscape Architecture and Construction
Metes & Bounds Landscape Design was established in 2004 as a landscape architecture firm dedicated to providing full-service design/build solutions for residential properties.
John Maniscalco Architecture
Sugar Bowl Residence
there's snow around it and its out doors
Flat roof in snow country, vertical
Simple roof to capture snow melt ? Passive solar design
Although pitched roofs were usually the go to for a climate that requires homes to bear the weight of snow on their roofs, due to modern technology this is no longer necessary.
How lovely would it be to come home to this modern style beauty after a long snowshoe excursion? I know that in many parts of the country we just got rid of snow and I shouldn't even mention it, but I can't dismiss the thought of hot chocolate by the fire after looking at this dreamy house.
Patricia Brennan Architects
Mazama Guest Studio & Garage
2 story in snow country
This would do equally well in snow country.
Live these doors for the kitchen going out to deck . Is it feasible in snow country ?