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Tylersloan 05-08-2012 07:34 PM

Need advice on the best way to handle this please
Hey ,
I'm new here me and the wife just bought our first home we have lived here for about three months .
Yesterday I was cleaning the gutters and noticed that the bathroom roof looked funny as I inspected it further I seen that the roll out had a dip and the plywood is rotten under it .
The roof measures out to four sq the pitch is roughly 4 . Question is do I have to use roll out again or can I just shingle it ? Reason I ask is because this roof meets with the main roof and that part is a 10/12 pitch and it surrounds the flat roof on two sides

nealtw 05-08-2012 08:48 PM

Hey Tyler, welcome to the site. I can't answer your question so I will ask some of my own. This damage may be caused by whats below it instead of bad roofing. How much insulation do you have under that section of roof and is there air flow from the soffit to the peak. How much of a gap between insulation and the sheeting the was rotten. If you are in a colder zone this damage may have been caused by icedam and or roofing overheating in the summer.

Tylersloan 05-08-2012 10:19 PM

I live in Peoria Illinois and can't tell how much insulation but judging by the roof and the bathroom ceiling I'm betting close to none . I'll take pictures tomorrow and post em up

Tylersloan 05-08-2012 10:20 PM

And also about three good inches of wood is gone under the drip edge behind the gutter

Tylersloan 05-09-2012 06:11 PM

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Here it is from the side of the house

oldognewtrick 05-09-2012 06:18 PM

Tyler do you have any roofing experience, or do you know someone who does? Also does the bathroom have a exhaust vent?

Oh yea...:welcome: to House Repair Talk!

Tylersloan 05-09-2012 06:25 PM

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And here is the damage my hand is actually lifting the drip edge and part of the rotten plywood under the roll out roof .
Question can I re roof this with shingles or will I have to make a steeper pitch ? Really don't want to use roll out again

Tylersloan 05-09-2012 06:28 PM

I have done roofs before yes but I don't know it all but I know if I get the right help I can tackle this myself .
Most of my roofing experience is throwing shingles and tare off but I have hand banged a few out . As far as a vent it did till it burnt up the tube coming out of the roof is flush and it looks like there is stuff in side of the vent pipe

Tylersloan 05-09-2012 06:45 PM

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Here is the bathroom inside the home would just love to gut it and start from scratch but my pocket book won't allow that right now

As you can see head room is not the best that's why I think raising the pitch would make more since and extend the wall by about 2 1/2 feet up

nealtw 05-09-2012 08:44 PM

In the photo of the outside, it would appear that the bathroom is an add-on. Is the whole room outside the main barring wall or has part of the wall been removed? I don't see any reason why you couldn't raise the pitch of that roof.

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