To Tie or Not to Tie


#1

Help, I need to build a roof over my existing deck, because my wife,.(Cause of many projects that I get into over my head :stuck_out_tongue: ), has to have a screened in porch. I either need tie into the existing roof or go lower than it, because there are windows that prevent me going above it. I can’t change the pitch of the roof, because it would be less than a 3:12 and that doesn’t pass the IBC. I have been told that tying into the existing roof will leak and look like crap because you will see a hump in the shingles. What should I do and how should I do it. Here is the pic.http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/sethy/roof/Deckandsideyardv2.jpg


#2

If you tie into the existing and don’t keep the same pitch it will look funky. I’d consider the less than 3/12 and use flat roof materials.


#3

Thank you Tar Monkey! That sounds like great advice. Nice pic in the newbie posting thread…I haven’t laughed that hard in a while. You inspire me!


#4

Extend the existing roofline over the porch ( where you are standing in the pic ).
Make into a hip roof to make the 90 degree turn.
You should be able to keep the existing roofline with no problems.


#5

Another great suggestion and not one that would have crossed my mind! Thank you very much Axiom!


#6

If you are precise you can make the transition from new roof to old roof lump free.

Make it leak? Only if its roofed wrong.