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dj1
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dj1

Quote: "we do want to build a balcony off our master bed room on top of the deck roof at some point but neither of us want to spend that much money since I am assuming it would take much better support than the roof currently has."

You're right about this. When the time comes and you want to make it a balcony, you will have to rip what you have out, and build it to support a balcony.

ed21
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ed21

I just thought I'd add that a shingle roof should be a minimum of 2":12 with 4:12 being recommended as a minimum.
If less than 4" use a self adhered membrane over the entire roof. Shingled roofs at a very low pitch don't last as long as a steeper roof anyway.
Properly installed metal roofs can go as low as 1/4:12.
I agree that the way it was built is not the strongest, but should be adequate as long as it remains in good shape.

Aaholland
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Aaholland
ed21 wrote:

I just thought I'd add that a shingle roof should be a minimum of 2":12 with 4:12 being recommended as a minimum.
If less than 4" use a self adhered membrane over the entire roof. Shingled roofs at a very low pitch don't last as long as a steeper roof anyway.
Properly installed metal roofs can go as low as 1/4:12.
I agree that the way it was built is not the strongest, but should be adequate as long as it remains in good shape.

Good info thanks.

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its really need to fixed as the images shown its totally damaged.

Aaholland
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Aaholland

Ok I did some demolition on the under roof. I also had a contractor come out and look at it. He said the structure is safe the way it is and the leak in the roof is due to it not having enough of a grade to run the water off the shingles. I have not received his quote yet on the new roof and the repairs to the current ply wood under the shingles. But he did say they would use a ice water shield and a plastic sheet thing on top of that instead of shingles.

Now a question how much do you guys think this will cost for 19x13 roof? There are at least 4 pieces of plywood that need replaced.

Next question is how hard would this roof install be if I did it myself? I am pretty handy. It does not look like any of the members got any real damage aka no rot. I banged them with an hammer and they feel solid even around where the leak was bad.

Picture is the underside where the leak is. The pressboard plywood is soft enough I can push through it in that section.

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