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
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.
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
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
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.