DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum (
-   Roofing/Siding (
-   -   Shed roof. (

stevez 04-12-2009 09:58 PM

Shed roof.
Due to locsal codes the only place in my yard to build a shed is under my deck.

I want to put a 10 X 12 shed under there but the only problem I have is the roof. I will put a flat one on it with enough pitch to let rain water run off. But the question is how do I cover the wood I will be using for the roof. It will be very close to the underside of the deck and I will not be able to physically get in there to nail shingles on the roof.

Any ideas.

Scuba_Dave 04-12-2009 10:04 PM

Any posts or support beams in the way?

You can build the roof on the ground
Maybe hinge the side near the house
Then raise it up in place & build the walls under it

stevez 04-12-2009 10:24 PM

No beams in the way. A roof could fit flat up under the deck beams.

The deck is about 10 feet high and I only want the shed to be about 8 feet high.

How would I build it on the ground. The shed will be a bout 10 x 12 thats a pretty big piece to pick up.

And if I built it on the ground I would frame it out, put the plywood on it then tar paper and shingles?

Scuba_Dave 04-12-2009 10:34 PM

Build the frame & use some hinges to attach it to the house
So the back (HIGH SIDE) near the house would be attached
Roof would slope from there down to theground
Sheath it & shingle it
Then swing it up & support the front
Then build the walls etc under it
That's how I would do it

8' high would give you a 2' drop

LawnGuyLandSparky 04-12-2009 11:44 PM

Since the shed roof is under a planked deck, you won't necessarily need or even see shingles, just use rolled roofing. The deck above will carry the brunt of any rainwater, snow, etc...

stevez 04-13-2009 10:06 AM

How would I finish off the edges of the wood. A piece of plastic u channel.

Any Ideas.

HWConstruction 04-13-2009 10:39 AM

Metal roof
I would put a metal roof on it. They are made for low slope roofs, last 30 years and are light in weight. You don't need decking for a metal roof. Build your framing and then put 2x4 purlins every 2' to screw the metal panels to.

stevez 04-13-2009 11:39 AM

If I use a metal roof or a shingle roof how do I finish off the edges.

stevez 05-12-2009 12:58 PM

Well guys I am ready to do the roof tomorrow. I am going to try the hinge swing thing. I am going to frame out the wall up against the house, support it. Then add the hinges about 4 to the studs and then frame the roof to the hinges. Once it is all done I will get my floor jack with different lengths of 2x4 's and jack it up. The 2x4's will go from the jack to the roof to lift it. Once it is where I want it I will put supports under it and build the walls.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:28 PM.

vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1