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This question comes from Larry Haun's article Framing a Dutch Roof in FH.
Been playing around with building a back yard retreat. When I saw a Japanese Iriyama roof I knew I wanted to build in that style. Took a while til I found that it was similar to the Dutch Roof design. Its really a hip roof where extending the length of the gable portion slices off that share from the fat part of the hip.Thus lowering the meeting point where you put the Dutch ridge I have two questions. The practical one has to do with the angle that you cut the rafter to meet the dutch ridge. Does that angle remain the same no matter how short you make it?
Second and for now just theoretical.Does the angle of the hip rrafter have to be at a 45 deg angle.