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Old 01-30-2010, 09:38 AM   #1
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i am removing all three walls in my kitchen and the roof, there is no point in saving anything. the back porch which is on a concrete slab is going also.kepping the slab for patio. just wanted a bit of advice, both roofs were flat roofs would it be smarter this time to add a bit of a pitch to avoid it rotting again?? want to sound like i know what i'm talkin about lol

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Old 01-30-2010, 09:52 AM   #2
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Are any of these walls exterior or load bearing?Plumbing, electrical or heating inside the walls?Adding a pitch to the roof is probably a good idea but then you need to tie into your existing flat roof unless doing the entire house with a pitched roof.Post some pictures, some people might have reno ideas rather than total demolition.

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the kitchen and porch are not load bearing i believe they are both additions already, but the porch is gone regardless. the walls wills be exterior in the kitchen once the porch is gone and there is electrical in two of them, i think? by the way the rest of the house has pitched roofs.....all the additions are flat, not a very smart plan when they built them. Cant complain

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I don't like flat roofs - most always a maintenance issue and $$ eater. If you have the opprotunity to get rid of one, I would suggest to do so.
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Old 01-30-2010, 11:08 AM   #5
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I'd get rid of the flat roof, especially if you have any snow load

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Old 01-31-2010, 08:19 AM   #6
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is the roof trully flat or mostly flat? There are codes on minimum pitches for even "flat" roofs so the water will shed.

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