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swaff 09-20-2010 05:45 PM

Best way to make a roof exit or door?
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I am a new homeowner and I am wanting to figure out the best way to get out on the roof above my porch. As of right now, there is no way to get up there except by ladder. There is an attic, but no exit from the attic to roof. The roof itself is angled, but the part above my front porch is flat. My goal is to make the roof into a little area where I can have some chairs to sit at night and watch the sky.

What would be the best way to make an exit from the attic to the roof? I realize that making a hole in the current roof to make way for a door or something could potentially create a nightmare with leaks. What are some good options you all can think of? I would rather not have to make a dog house with a window on the roof if I can avoid that route.

Attached is a picture of the house so you can see what I am talking about.

fabrk8r 09-20-2010 06:33 PM

My best advice would be to build a dormer.

federer 09-20-2010 08:16 PM

nice looking house

OldNBroken 09-20-2010 10:15 PM

They make roof hatches for pitched roof. Everything I use is Bilco but there are other mfrs. Yes, they can be properly installed on any type of roof.

swaff 10-21-2010 12:25 PM

Thanks for the replies, everyone!

Maintenance 6 10-22-2010 01:15 PM

just remember that chair legs and foot traffic are both incompatible with long lasting, leak free roofs.

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