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    Default Flat roof Garage?

    I am considering buy a house with a west facing backyard and no garage. Being a Beyonder we need garages! But I also don't want to block out my western sun for those 3 weeks in July.

    Are flat roof garages very common anymore? Assuming i need to engineer for snow load how much more is it going to cost for a flat roof vs traditional?

    ALSO, I love the idea of a green roof anyone done one in Calgary?

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    I can't speak to green roofs in a residential setting but i can say on the few commercial buildings i have dealt with the up keep for warranty purposes is ridiculous. It needs constant maintenance. I'd just go roof top patio setup.

    As for flat roofs, you need to be mindful of how the water runs off it with the proximity to your neighbors and such

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    Flat roof is more expensive to construct, more likely to leak and you better really trust the contractor doing the roofing work cause they can easily fuck it up. I personally wouldn't do one but it can be done yes.

    'Green' roof with vegetation is a hell no. Holding moisture on a building is never a good idea.

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    Truly flat roof is a nightmare. It's garanteed to leak. A low slope roof isn't that crazy.
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    How big of a garage? Do a single slope, put the high wall on the west side and you won't cut out much more sun during the summer than a flat roof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by never View Post
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    How big of a garage? Do a single slope, put the high wall on the west side and you won't cut out much more sun during the summer than a flat roof.
    Yea that's probably the best idea. It'll be 22' wide on a 30' lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ca_Silvia13 View Post
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    . I'd just go roof top patio setup.
    Detached garage roof patios are against bylaw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tik-Tok View Post
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    Detached garage roof patios are against bylaw
    I did not know that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ca_Silvia13 View Post
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    I did not know that.
    I only know because I wanted to do it to my triple. Would have made an awesome patio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ca_Silvia13 View Post
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    I did not know that.
    Better off eyeballing the houses in Fairview drive backing to flint road; some of those span 50’ with garage top patio that op speaks of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomcoPDR View Post
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    Better off eyeballing the houses in Fairview drive backing to flint road; some of those span 50’ with garage top patio that op speaks of.
    Fairview is the best neighbourhood in Calgary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tik-Tok View Post
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    Detached garage roof patios are against bylaw
    You can apply to do it though... have to get it past your neighbour’s I think haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    Fairview is the best neighbourhood in Calgary.
    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to ExtraSlow again.

    Quote Originally Posted by TomcoPDR View Post
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    Better off eyeballing the houses in Fairview drive backing to flint road; some of those span 50’ with garage top patio that op speaks of.
    I have a friend in one of those, and it's ALWAYS windy on that hill. Can barely enjoy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tik-Tok View Post
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    I have a friend in one of those, and it's ALWAYS windy on that hill. Can barely enjoy it.
    That's what a dozen of those big cedars in pots are for + privacy

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    Fairview is the best neighbourhood in Calgary.
    Cough, Aspen, cough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomcoPDR View Post
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    Better off eyeballing the houses in Fairview drive backing to flint road; some of those span 50’ with garage top patio that op speaks of.
    Or Nesbitt Road in North Haven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedog View Post
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    Or Nesbitt Road in North Haven.
    I know people on Nolan one block from there. Nesbitt is sweet.
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    There's a bunch of detached garage rooftop patios littered throughout the hilly streets in Foothills Estates, Collingwood, Charleswood (probably all grandfathered). Never liked those lots though, the backyards are unusable and you go down a steep narrow flight of stairs to get to the side entrance of the garage at alley level.

    Except this one - 67 Cromwell Ave NW, they totally did it right... can't imagine how much they spent on earthwork
    before:
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    I don't know all the specifics but I'd guess its not technically allowed in the Land Use Bylaw. However that wouldn't stop you from applying for a Development Permit and hoping your neighbors don't appeal/complain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strider View Post
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    There's a bunch of detached garage rooftop patios littered throughout the hilly streets in Foothills Estates, Collingwood, Charleswood (probably all grandfathered). Never liked those lots though, the backyards are unusable and you go down a steep narrow flight of stairs to get to the side entrance of the garage at alley level.

    Except this one - 67 Cromwell Ave NW, they totally did it right... can't imagine how much they spent on earthwork
    before:
    cromwell before.jpg

    after:
    cromwell.jpg
    Well beyond ballers, put your money up because across the street at 66 Cromwell Avenue is a bare lot for sale.

    75x127 for $764,500 - link.

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