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Old 11-13-2017, 08:05 PM   #21
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regarding the design criteria, I've been approached by homeowners that said they wanted a particular pitch/style roof to match with the original structure. sometimes you have to provide some options that look better or are more feasible. I hate adding on something that will overpower the original structure and look downright bad.

steel would be great for what you are doing. a lumber yard may be able to design a truss package for you. I use to use Wyoming Millwork in Delaware, they included the engineering with the purchase price. they have expanded into MD by now, not sure, but their PE may be licensed in MD so it may work out for you.
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Old 11-14-2017, 02:21 AM   #22
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If steel is an option, look up a steel building supplier near you on the inter web. Phone them, tell them what ya after. You won’t need standing seam roofing, get an interior lining for ceiling. In 1 or 2 days an email will show up with a drawing and a price. Buy it. Not sure about where you are but up here might be 10% or so more then the wood. Your engineering will be done. Should be able to attach to slab on grade(save on concrete work) and you should be bout 5 days labour inc. concrete work....yw


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