12:12AM | 05/02/05
Member Since: 05/01/05
1 lifetime posts
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
549 lifetime posts
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
95 lifetime posts
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
Click to reply button
Inspiration banner


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply choose button


Post new button or Login button

To test the boundaries of small-footprint living, interior designer Jessica Helgerson moved her family to a 540-square-foo... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled mudroom will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat ... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR tiles are an affordable way to customize a carpeted floor covering for any space. Make anything from runners to wall-... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... Dark wood shelving and a matching upholstered bench keep this closet sleek and refined. The large window brightens the sub...
Follow banner a
Newsletter icon Flipboard glossy Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss icon