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Among the important details on a roof is the rake, the sloping edge along the end wall of a gable, shed, or gambrel roof. Architect Katie Hutchison provides some thoughts and insights about creating the right rake based on the roof design. She also offers drawings of several roof-rake styles, including a glossary illustrating and defining the pieces of a roof rake.
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Flanking a shed dormer with a pair of gable dormers adds light and space inside while jazzing up the rooflineby John Spier
Creating private, light-filled spaces when houses are close togetherby Anthony Simmonds
With its long, simple roof, a shed dormer adds the most floor space and more opportunities for windows than other dormer typesby Katie Hutchison
On a shingle-style house, aluminum soffit vents just won't doby Robert Wills
Simple detailing and inexpensive materials provide a shelter from the swarmby Jerry Germer
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