Attached Carport Problems

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Old 06-11-12, 10:11 AM
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Attached Carport Problems

So I have this attached carport that was built long before I bought my house in a way that is not great. It's flat with a rubber roof that has begun to sag from snow load and is leaking through. It has standing water and because of the sag and the fact that they used some kind of soft fibrous material between the decking of the roof and the rubber, it has a lip on the edge preventing water from being able to escape. I'm in a real jam because this is something that has to get fixed this summer and I'm super strapped for cash. I've had some people look at it, friends, family, contractors and gotten a few Ideas but I could use some more suggestions.
One person said the cheapest thing would be a silver roof waterproofing liquid. I worry that would still leave water standing and because the rubber was pulled tight originally to create a pitch, there are spots where it doesn't sit against the roof beneath.
I thought it would be best to try to replace the roof by removing the rubber and replacing or maybe removing all the decking, then building it up just to get a little pitch for runoff. Decking that and laying some roll on roofing. Because of all the angles though it seems a bit tricky. Here are some photos, any help or suggestions would be great. Thanks.

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Old 06-11-12, 10:53 AM
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Reworking the roof deck where you'll have some pitch is your best bet. I wouldn't go with the fibered aluminum roof paint, it might not play nice with roofing material, if you had to use paint - use the white elastromeric roof coating..... but I still think giving the roof a pitch is your best bet.
 
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Old 06-11-12, 11:17 AM
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I was thinking maybe something like this where the green lines would be 2x4s with maybe just one 2x4 underneath where they meet the roof. It doesn't need much pitch, just a little would work. Even better would be if I could rip the 2x4s into long triangles so they come to a point at the edge where the gutters are. Would this work?Name:  frame.jpg
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Old 06-11-12, 11:21 AM
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I would think so but I'm just a painter - the carpenters ought to be along later. Don't forget you'll also need flashing where the carport roof meets the shingles.

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Old 06-11-12, 12:07 PM
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Thanks! Yeah I figured I could get away with just having a little flashing since the rise won't be much over the gutters where it meets the house
 
 

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