Hi everyone, This is my first post here.
We’re working with an architect to build a new 2-story house in Seattle area. The house is near several pine trees and we expect lots of pine needles. We are doing a hip roof and I asked the architect to not go below 3:12 roof in slope so we get some help from the slope. We were planning to do composite shingles.
The architect recently told us that with the heights we want, we cannot have 3:12 and we should go to 2:12. We don’t want to do shingles on 2:12. Our options are to do membrane (PVC or TPO). The architect claims that with 2:12 if we do PVC or TPO it will look ugly (even if it’s black). She’s recommending going to 1:12 so the the roof is hidden and then do PVC or TPO.
I have three questions for you guys:
1- Would PVC on a 2:12 roof look strange/ugly? I cannot find clear pictures and certainly haven’t seen a lot of houses like that.
2- With a 2:12 (or even 1:12), can we have gutter or should we use scuppers?
3- Are signing up for a world of pain with low pitch roof considering the pine needles? Would 1:12 be a lot worse than 2:12 in that sense?
Thanks in advance.