What is a cat slide roof?

What is a cat slide roof?

Catslides. A catslide roof is a roof that continues down below the main eaves height and allows you to have a greater depth of building without increasing your ridge height.

Why is it called a cat slide roof?

Take the term for a section of a roof that is extended to cover a lean-to or side room, so that it sweeps down from the ridge nearly to the ground. One imagines some medieval builder watching a cat trapped on the roof, missing its step and tumbling down… and it has been a ‘catslide’ ever since.

How do you make a roof in Revit?

Create a Roof by Footprint

  1. Display a floor plan view or a reflected ceiling plan view.
  2. Click Architecture tab Build panel Roof drop-down (Roof by Footprint).
  3. On the Draw panel, select a sketch or pick tool.
  4. Sketch, or pick, a closed loop for the roof.
  5. Specify slope defining lines.

What type of roof has no exposed ends?

What is a Hip Roof? A hip roof has no vertical ends. It is sloped on all sides, with the slopes meeting in a peak (if the structure is square). Or with the ends sloped inward toward a ridge formed by the adjacent sides (if the structure is rectangular).

What is the advantage of a saltbox roof?

Saltbox roofs work well in northern climates with mild to heavy snow and rainfall. Since they have no flat parts, they prevent snow from settling on the roof. They can endure strong winds more than gable homes. Compared to a gable roof, the asymmetrical design of the saltbox roof is stronger and easier to maintain.

What is the difference between a gambrel roof and a mansard roof?

A Gambrel or a barn roof, is much like mansard in a sense that it has two different slopes. The difference between the two is that the Gambrel only has two sides, while the mansard has four. Similar to mansard, the lower side of the Gambrel roof has an almost vertical, steep slope, while the upper slope is much lower.