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Default pitched roof,into the wind or not?

I am building a 10x12 shed with a sloping roof. It is in a spot that gets strong wind. Should I slope the roof into the prevailing wind?
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Default Re: pitched roof,into the wind or not?

I'd put the slope down into the wind (lowest side of roof on the wind side). The other way around, it'll try and act like a sail.
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I'd put the slope down into the wind (lowest side of roof on the wind side). The other way around, it'll try and act like a sail.
Ditto.

It will create a "low pressure" area on the leeward side of the shed which may cause some snow drifts on that said of the structure (but will be a few feet to a few yards away depending upon the size of the structure, winds, etc). Still, I believe it would be the best orientation for the integrity of the structure in a high wind situation.
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Default Re: pitched roof,into the wind or not?

That was what I was thinking ,snow isn't much of an issue. It rains most of the winter and it's 20ft in a tree.
Just an oversize treestand in two of my largest fir trees.
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