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#1 Mike Adams

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Posted 15 September 2021 - 07:57 AM

In the past I have set a low slope roof 1/4''/12 for a second floor walk out balcony.  Put a horizontal cable rail around the perimeter, adjust the heights, edit the surface with stucco and be done. Using a roof was nice because it allowed to show a slope, had a gutter and fascia  etc.  I tried to do the same with 2022 and finally gave up because I couldn't get the rails to adjust to the correct hgth.  So I built a deck with a solid surface, adding banding for a gutter and fascia which is ok...more steps.

 

Is there a way to get the deck to show a slope? 

 

Has any 2022 users had better luck at using a roof for this purpose. 

 

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#2 Sam Morgan

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Posted 15 September 2021 - 08:10 AM

Use a solid wedge?



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Posted 15 September 2021 - 11:58 AM

Your are right Sam, solids are lifesaver sometimes.  It was easier and fewer steps with a roof.  If there is a easier way to get the perimeter rail to work on a roof..maybe another thin beam right under sheathing.

 

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#4 Mark Petri

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Posted 17 September 2021 - 09:11 AM

Or use a ramp. And, just adjust the size and orientation of the slope. Also, are you using railing or guardrail when trying with a roof? I think I've heard that makes a difference. But, I have not tried it myself. I did recently work on a remodel of a home that had a roof deck with railing and it took some adjustment, but I got the railings to show where the roof deck met the upper gable roof and terminated into the slope.


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Posted 20 September 2021 - 01:09 PM

Thanks...Mark

I ended up doing a deck with a wedge.  Adjusting railings was interesting. For a "no post" application...the post disappears and in order to adjust the rail height you have to hover over the missing post.  Found that by mistake.



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Posted 20 September 2021 - 05:53 PM

The new railing edit dialog is a bit confusing. But, at least we are getting a bit more control.


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