This is my first post here. Looks like a real helpful forum.
I have run into a roof design problem. I an a homeowner (versus a construction pro) with a 12x18 house addition and a 900 sq ft basement finish under my belt. So I have decent basic skills but roofs scare me.
Current project is a 7X16 second story deck with 7x10 enclosed sunroom. The roof on the sunroom is the problem. Walls are up and framed. Roof plan is a shed roof coming perpendicular off the back wall of the house. Pretty basic and straightforward except somewhere I ended up trapped between the house eave and wall height that leaves me with a roof pitch just under 2/12. Here are my questions:
1. It is my understanding that less than 2/12 cannot be shingled. I am at 6700' in Colorado Springs. Don't see a lot of snow or rain but still that shallow pitch. What would you do? Is it true no shingles if less than 2/12? If so what are my options to shingles? What would be easiest for a homeowner DIY install?
2. Depending on final roofing solution, how should I run the 2X6 ledger and flashing up under the eave?
I have tried to attach some pics to give context... TIA!