This is question about design standards.
I want to build a small patio roof over a side door to our house, which happens to be the main door we use.
I wanted a gabled roof but realized it would only be able to be 8-9 ft wide or less if I were to match the house roof pitch, so I switched to a lean-to style design. That would give me the 12ft wide by 10-12 ft extension that I want, but I would need to go with a 0.5/12 pitch in order to avoid blocking too much of the view.
Now I'm back to considering a gabled roof but at a different pitch from the main house roof. That way I can get even more coverage, 14-16 ft and extend out as far as I want, say 12-14ft. This way I get both the coverage and the visibility I want.
Question: Is this an extremely non-standard design?
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In NE Arkansas. We do get snow, but it usually melts away within a day or so, as 3 storms of 3-4 inches each. Plenty of rain though.