Low slope garage roof problems


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Old 09-22-15, 01:45 PM
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Low slope garage roof problems

I am helping my parents re-do their garage. I want to insulate it since I will be doing the siding and simply want to cut down on the draft they're getting when it's windy. It doesn't pay to do so until I can fix the roof though. We have a very low putch roof over the garage that extends over the dining area and the addition (master bedroom). It seems every 3-4 years we have to do a total new roof and every year we're back up there patching it.

I was just up there getting another patch job in before the cooler weather hits and a few of the spots requiring patches reveal the lumber under needing replacement as well. They have told me that next year they are redoing it, I don't want all the other work being done to be futile though if it stays damp all winter. What options are there for a low slope roof in central WI?

Looking for both DIY possibilities and professional options to look at. Thanks in advance for any advice!
 
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Old 09-22-15, 02:07 PM
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What's on top of the roof and just what is the pitch?
 
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Old 09-22-15, 03:21 PM
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You can shingle slopes as low as 2:12 but its a good idea to put ice and water shield over the whole thing first. You also want nice clean sheathing for it to stick to.
 
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Old 09-22-15, 03:28 PM
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Don't most shingle manufactures state a minimum of a 3/12 pitch ?

It would help to know the pitch of your low pitch roof. Pics might be handy - http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html
 
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Old 09-23-15, 10:45 PM
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Garage

It is a 1/12 pitch. Just measured it, 24 foot wide, 2 foot rise. Currently rubber rolled roof. Trying to upload a picture, work computers are making it difficult.
 
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Old 09-24-15, 02:47 AM
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No, not less than 2:12..........
 
 

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