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Old 11-28-2011, 12:04 PM   #16
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It shouldn't be too bad to put a sloped roof on that. As mentioned by Windows, it will allow you to use cheaper materials for the actual roofing material so when the long run the price won't be unreasonable.

It looks like those studs are on 24" centers so you would have to put the framing for the new roof on the same centers directly above them.
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Old 11-28-2011, 03:53 PM   #17
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Well I think I sent some misleading pics but the only ones I had. I had the garage jacked up and squared and new concrete poured and may look weird. It actually has a pretty good slope. What you can't see is that the roof starts at the front and then slopes and the sides are really false sides for about a foot or so down and the roof sets down in that. However if you'd already figured that out and are still suggesting more slope I'll mention to the roofer in the spring. Again thanks for all the suggestions. Still looking for a tarp though...it's sunny today!
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:14 PM   #18
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The fact that you have parapet walls along the sides will certainly not obvious in the pictures. Based on your description I'm assuming the roof and just a little above the height of the shed attached to the back. If that's the case that I wouldn't bother adding more slope since the roof should drain OK. You could probably just have roll roofing installed and be fine. If the wood in the roof is in bad condition you probably should have a new layer of plywood installed below the roofing.
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Old 11-28-2011, 05:23 PM   #19
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I'm so excited to know what you call my false walls on the garage. Who knew they were parapets? Love it.
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Old 11-28-2011, 05:41 PM   #20
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I'm so excited to know what you call my false walls on the garage. Who knew they were parapets? Love it.
They are certainly mini-parapets but that's what they are!
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Old 11-28-2011, 10:45 PM   #21
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Wow, that garage is 180 years old!
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thats not a very large roof, which is good!! the hard part will be making sure that the interface between the roof and the parapet is good. Typically, the roofing runs up the wall and is covered by a flashing of some sort. Make sure that you have some sort of backing behind the "bend" of the roofing material, where the roof and wall meet. I ended up using a 2x2 cut at a 45 degree angle for my flat roof, but then again I didnt use a traditional roofing material.
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