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Old 04-07-2009, 09:41 PM   #1
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Planning a 12'x16' shed/hobby building with a slanted simple shed roof. Drops 2' over 12'. 6" overhang on all sides for a roof deck dimension of 13'x17'. Plywood roof deck--5/8" or whatever the standard thickness close to that is. Likely will be 2x8 rafters on 16" centers.

In Oklahoma. Sometimes we get a lot of rain. On rare occasions we get 6-8" snow. Sometimes ice. Located in fairly shady part of back yard.

Getting lots of opinions of what kind of roof. Wanted metal but I think the slope is too low. 90# rolled roofing with granules seems easy but I'm told that won't last long. Not too familiar with peel and stick or torch down.

More than willing to hire this out--just wondering what would be the best approach. There will be electronic gear in this shed so I don't want water also.

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Old 04-07-2009, 11:57 PM   #2
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Just curious, but why would you not just go with asphault shingles? They are not expensive and are easy to install.

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Just curious, but why would you not just go with asphault shingles? They are not expensive and are easy to install.
Its a 2/12 pitch.Its considered a flat roof.
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This pic from another post looks nice. Would this cost a relative fortune to get a contractor out to do just 200sf? Would it be the best way or is it overkill?

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Only way to know is to get a local estimate
I'd buy ice & water shield down & then 3 tab shingles

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Thanks Dave.

Does the ice and water shield nail down? Is there a problem nailing the shingles through it?

Curious as to what you did with your shed extension. Looks like a little more pitch than what I'm planning.

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Ice & water shield has a VERY sticky backing
It basically seals the roof when applied correctly
On my shed - low slope - I used tar paper & 3 tab asphalt shingles
No leaks in 4 years
But its a pool cabana
I have an old stereo out there
But not any high end electronics

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