This article describes how to extend a Roof past an alcove or depression. You do this by changing the Minimum Alcove Size when building your roof.
You can build a cape cod or story and a half house by creating a new floor and rebuilding the roof.
Learn to build Hip, Shed, Gable, Gambrel, Gull Wing, Half-hip, and Mansard style roofs automatically by following the instructions in this resource.
Two shed roofs that face each other is classified as a clerestory roof.
Home Designer Pro can create manual dormers in roofs and roof planes. This article uses tools such as knee walls and skylights to do this.
The Break Wall tool and Full Gable Walls are used to created an L-shaped structure.
An A-Frame roof house is built by changing the pitch, or rise over run, and using full gable walls.
Home Designer Pro can create barrel roofs using CAD lines, CAD tools, and manual roof planes.
A F.R.O.G. or a Family Room Over Garage can be done within all Home Designer Products.
Columns and room divider walls can be utilized to create a covered patio enclosure.
Cross Gable roofs roof using full gable walls can be done in all Home Designer Products.
A cupola or turret can be created using the Open Below feature on a new blank floor.
Creating a dutch hip or dutch gable roof can be accomplished by following the steps within this article.
A Flat, smooth, horizontal, or level roof can be done by changing the lower pitch or rise over run within all Home Designer Products.
This article describes a simple, straightforward method for creating a flat roof with parapet walls in all Home Designer programs.
A roofed porch also called a portico can be created in Home Designer Products. This can be accomplished by using invisible walls, mill-work such as columns, and the break wall tool.
This simplistic article describes how to build a prow style roof where a gable-style wall juts out a few feet further than the rest of the main structure.
Roof crickets and vents can be drawn manually using the Roof Plane tool.
A Saltbox style roof consists of 2 roof planes and can be created in all Home Designer Products.
Having a porch that is attached to your home can be beneficial, but may require the roof pitch to change.
Ceiling, floor, and roof beams can be drawn in Home Designer Pro using the manual framing tools.
Creating different roof styles on separate structures can be done by choosing a roof style and pitch or rise over run for exterior walls.
Home Designer Pro has ability to create manual hip roofs and manual gable roofs because it has manual roof planes.
Multiple Shed Roofs can be done in Home Designer Products by changing the pitch rise over run using the Break Wall tool, and using Full Gable walls.
Some situations may not allow the automatic roof returns to generate, in which case, they may be drawn in manually using roof planes.
Manual Shed dormers can be created using knee walls and exterior walls on a new floor of your plan.
A roof plane can extend over a bumpout. This can be done by changing the side walls of the bumpout to be Full Gable walls and changing the front wall to Extend Slope Downward.
A roof may generate over a lower wall if the walls are not aligned properly.
If a roof baseline has a length of zero, you may receive this error message.
Roof Baselines can be modified in Home Designer Pro by changing the visibility of the layer as well as the color.
Home Designer Pro gives you the ability to add a molding around roof planes using the Soffit tool.
You can prevent a roof from generating over a room by unchecking the option Roof Over This Room on the structure panel of the room specification.
Removing a gutter from a roof can be done by unchecking the Gutter box on the Options panel of the Build Roof or Roof Plane Specification dialog.
Removing roof pitch indicators is easy within Home Designer Pro and Chief Architect Products.
The Reference Manual, User's Guide, HomeTalk, Training Videos, Webinars, Knowledge Base, and Personal Training are great resources for creating a complex roof plan.
Setting the roof overhang distance can be done on a wall by wall basis in Home Designer Pro. You can use another approach in other Home Designer titles.
When you need to create a roof with multiple pitches, you can specify the pitch of each roof plane in the Wall Specification dialog in all Home Designer programs.
Turning this feature off will stop the roof from updating anytime a change is made.
You can locate roof plane intersection points where the ridge, hip or valley should be by turning on the preference Automatically Place Roof Intersection Points
The automatic roof generator will generally create the roof style you have specified. If portions or all of your roof does not generate correctly, check these areas to correct the issue.
You can use the Gable Roof Line tool to specify what wall or portion of a wall will be a gable wall when your roof is built.