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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.
 

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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
 

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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?
 

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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
 

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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...
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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