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We are in the planning stages of a small addition to our home, the footprint is approximately 5'x10'. I will be doing most of the build myself and would like to do the roof too.

We'll have a fairly low slope, most likely around 3/12. Originally we were considering a EPDM flat roof, but for design reasons my wife would prefer a standing seam metal roof.

I've helped roof a house with asphalt shingles, but given the low slope that doesn't seem like the right material here. Standing seam metal roofs seem to work in these conditions AND are very common in the DC area, so it will match.

Given how small the roof is, is this a DIY-able undertaking? I've read a couple of instruction manuals and it seems doable, although lots of attention would have to be paid to flashing it correctly. Any thoughts?

I am considering a material like this, http://www.bestbuymetals.com/standing-seam-metal-roofing.html

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Thanks so much. From a DIY perspective, what type of roof would you suggest given the low slope?

The roof is a pretty simple shed roof design. Fortunately, I think if I use 3 16" panels and 1 12" panel it will fit perfectly.

The manufacturer I linked to above seems to have a great selection of flashings that would seem to fit my application well.
 

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You couldn't be more right. I was thinking about that on my way into work this morning and didn't get around to posting it. Yes, absolutely.
 
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