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Old 07-22-2008, 09:23 AM   #1
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I want to put a simple flat shingle roof over an existing wood deck. The deck is 16 ft from the house. I can go about 10 ft 10 in up at the house to be under second floor windows. What is a minimum pitch that I can go with and spacing for supports that can make the 16 ft from the house and not be too low at the edge.

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Most shingle manufacturers require a minimum of a 3/12 pitch and I repeat, that is the very "Minimum" standard.

That means 3 inches of rise vertically for every 12 inches of run horizontally.

Otherwise, a proper flat roofing specification should be chosen instead of shingles.

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best you`re gonna get is 2 on 12,going with an sbs granulated roof system will get you about a 15 year warranty if it`s done right
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Post some pictures but I agree with both above posters. If you do go with shingles you need to ice shield the whole roof substrate before installing the shingles but you will not have a manufacturer's guarantee and the shingles probably will degrade in 10-15 years.
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which is why the sbs system is better,note with 2 on 12 pitch,,3-tab style would be the better choice
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