changing pitch on roof

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Old 01-05-10, 12:34 AM
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changing pitch on roof

im considering changing my roof pitch, i have a roof pitch of 3/12 i wanna rasie it because when ever it rains heavy it backs up on the shingles and leaks, the roof shingles are arch- shingles , they are about 7 years old but they where not overlapped correctly if im going to bother with re roofing it im thinking of raising the pitch, also i would like the look of a little bigger pitch, any suggestions on how to do this
 
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Old 01-06-10, 12:39 PM
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have you ever thought of changing to a different type of roofing system? shingles on a 3/12 pitch roof seems alittle strange to me. i wouldn't but shingles on any roof less than a 4/12.
 
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Sounds like a pretty big job

I'd look at different roofing systems first, as JWilliams suggested
 
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I've seen this done quite often around here but I've not been up close and personal to see exactly how it's done

What they do around here is frame up a new roof structure over the old, not sure how they secure it. I've always heard that a double roof like that can be a fire hazard or at least complicate fighting the fire if one breaks out and gets as far as the attic.
 
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