- Jan 10, 2007
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- Grass Lake Michigan
If you had an 8' span to cover, which pitch would you use to be safe near fairbanks in snow load? Thanks for your insight!
Stick with a 4/12 to 6/12. Easy to walk on and work on. Snow load is mostly a nonissue, especially in the interior. I don't like roofs that slide, dangerous and unnecessary in my experience.
I have been having the roof pitch discussion with lots of smart folks as I am helping a buddy build his cabin now and will build mine next summer. I originally thought I needed 12/12 but 6/12 seemed to be the majority advice with it being metal and well supported. Have you considered hurricane strap ties? (TBH I hadn't even considered middle ground like 8/12 as NRick suggested- hmmm).
I was thinking about running c-channel across the top of the conex so that the C points up. Drilling holes through the channel so I can bolt down the 4x6 to them, then putting on the roof secured to the 4x6. That way if I need to move, I can unbolt the roof and move the two pieces, container and roof.