Roof pitch and overhang questions -- among others...
With a latitude of 44 deg 11 min North, and a longitude of 72 deg 23 min West, can anyone tell me what the roof overhang should be on each side of an attempted passive solar home?--(a kit house I can sketch and order from Landmark Kits.) (There will be some kind of porch...along the west side? Haven't figured out the pitch of that either.)
Also, what is a good pitch for potential future fixed solar panels and not having to shovel boatloads of snow? An 8/12?
How many degrees of true south should the home be positioned...and how do you find true south?
I am planning on a walkout basement -- maybe radiant in the floor -- with a wood stove in the cellar. Do you think it would be cheaper to put in a two-storey 20x30 home--3 stories with the basement, or a home with one storey plus the basement, maybe 30x50ft? Overall?
Are there any hardcore proponents of a slab and not a basement?
I am going to get a friend to put up the kit -- they just come with the bare bones, and then we will have to finish it. Please -- any ways I can save money? Not looking for fancy -- just function. Please suggest.
Oh yeah -- and for each of those building scenarios, if I go for the popular 7% for passive solar, what do you suggest for size (and type perhaps) of windows and placement?
Please don't laugh :) I'll get this done with a little help :) Thank you so much for any helpful suggestions! I appreciate it.
Posted Wed, 04/02/2014 - 21:48
Edited Thu, 04/03/2014 - 05:48
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