Placing a roof by footprint
Building a roof system layer by layer, and pitching to roof drains
Creating a sloped roof
Creating a roof dormer
Roofs come in all shapes and sizes. Given the nature of roofs, there is a lot to think about when you are placing a roof onto your building. If it is a flat roof, pitch is definitely a consideration. Drainage to roof drains or scuppers is another consideration as well. But how about pitched roofs? Now we are in an entirely new realm of options, pitches, slopes, and everything else you can throw at a roof design. Also, there are always dormers that no pitched roof can live without! Do the dormers align with the eaves, or are they set back from the building?
This book can't address every situation ...