Photo Rendering of Roof Reconfiguration

A design to reshape the roof of a 2-1/2 story building to collect passive solar warmth and daylight by orienting the glazing to the south. This configuration will raise the ceiling height to a desirable height (present height is 7' at the center of the north-south ridge line.)

 

     

Existing Buildling

     

Proposed roof change

 

     

Wrecking the existing roof

 

     

Setting first truss

 

     

Roof formation with clear story windows in place

 

     

Zinc roof tiles complete

     

Nearly Completed South Elevation

     

Interior framing



     

1st Stage Insulation

     

2nd Stage Insulation

     

2nd Stage Insulation Complete

     

1st Stage Plaster on Metal Lath

     

1st Stage Plaster Layer Complete

     

2008 Winter Solstice Gathering

On January 15, 2009 @ 1:20 PM the outside temperature was -1 deg. F. Inside temperature:
Ceiling surface: 67.5 Deg F, wall surfaces 65.3 - 68.6 Deg F, floor surface 70 Deg F. The
only source of heat on this bright sunny day came up from the 2nd floor through the 3rd floor.

 

 



 


Copyright Howard Alan 2005