I am considering having a couple of six foot wide shed dormers in new construction. When designing such what should one consider for easy of building, proper ridge venting, structural strength, and asthetics? Do you like to run the shed to the primary ridge?
The shed dormers I have in mind are relatively high in the roof with only about 30 inches of wall exposed in the front, mostly for head room and a bit of light. The primary roof is a 10 in 12 pitch so there is no problem chosing between a 4 in 12 pitch up to a 7 in 12 pitch (which would roughtly place the shed roof at the primary ridge. Therefore, is a shed dormer running short of the primary roof preferred?
Running short of the ridge might add a bit more interest to the roof. But is tieing teh shed into the ridge stronger or take some load off the primary roof rafters? Does the choice impact roof venting in anyway?
I am sure there are onther considerations, but I will throw this out and start here.