The roofing area is low by a few square feet on steep
These problems occur in Goldenseal 3.1 and earlier. They only apply to the Architect Starter File, Construction Starter File, Developer Starter File, Framing Starter File and Metric Starter File.Caught By
User bug report.Solution
Goldenseal 3.2 fixes these problems.
If you have an earlier version, follow these steps:
Goldenseal now calculates roofing area by taking the basic project area, and multiplying that by a roof slope factor that accounts for the extra length of the roof "diagonal". It then adds in the extra area for overhangs at the eaves and rakes.
NOTE-- This roof calculation is actually a little
too high, since it counts the area at the corners
twice. For a typical roof overhang it will give you about
4 square feet of
extra roofing area. However on many projects
it is more accurate to add soffit areas separately,
since it accounts for the extra overhangs in
a complex roof, and removes the overhang if you
build an addition that abuts an existing building.