12:12AM | 05/02/05
Member Since: 05/01/05
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helping my my inlaws re roof there garadge front to back it only has about 1.5' drop over 16' can we shingl ?


09:34AM | 05/02/05
Member Since: 07/01/03
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No, you cannot apply shingles in this application. You have only a 1.1 inch per foot slope. That is less than half the minimum required slope. Shingles will leak in this application.


03:26PM | 05/02/05
Member Since: 03/27/05
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Check with your local roofing supply about one of the self-adhering granulated "modified membrane" systems. They come in rolls.

There are flashing details involved, but basically there's a nailable base that you install over the wood deck, then the self-adhering "cap sheet". I won't try to explain it all here, but any roofing store I'm familar with would be happy to provide you with instructions, and advice/tips. It's the kind of thing that can be long-lasting and durable, plus should be easy enough for a "construction-minded" handy person to install,

IF the instructions are followed....

A roof CAN be your friend


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