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I will try to start on my 12x20 garage project this spring or summer. But I am wondering should build a 4/12 gable roof or a 4/12 hip roof to match my parents house. This will be my first framing project since I left trade school in three years.
 

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Which ever matches the house...

Can you scale it up a bit, 12x20 is pretty small, and the cost/sf isn't that much to go bigger
 

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The blueprints is a 12x20 garage. The building official wont mind if I change the roof design. Is a hip roof hard to do? Its been awhile since I frame one.
 

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Yes I still have the books. The plan call for 2x4's for rafters? Will 2x4's pass code?
 

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No way 2x4's would pass here...unless you mean 2x4 trusses?

I agree with the previous post about making the garage bigger. I just finished mine, 22x48 and now wish I would have doubled the size of it. It won't cost much more to make it a little larger.
 

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Do not use 2by4. 24 on center. !!! Bad idea. If you stick frame. Witch you should ...go 16" on center 2by6 or better. I would use 2by8.
 

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Get a price on a truss package... You'll probably be surprised how reasonable it can be
 

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If you go 2ft on center ,then you have to put h clips on roof sheathing pita. It makes no sense in my book not to stack frame over your studs 16" on center and buy a couple extra 2by6s. Plus much better frame job. Thumbs up . I would be happy to help you with any ?s
 

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If you have a I phone get power 1ce construction calculator . It will cost you $5 and tell you all you need to know. Type in span and voila
 
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