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Flat roof - do they have to be flat?

I have the opportunity to rebuilt an area of flat roof on my house, with a slight slope. My question is, do flat roofs have to be flat? If not, why aren't they more often built with a little bit of a slope (intuitively that would seem to be helpful to get water off it). I live in a wet state (ie rain is the issue not baking sun). Thanks
posted by Xhris on Feb 1, 2016 - 11 answers

Should I raise the roof before buying the house?

I am buying a house and the roof is questionable. There were missing tabs all over. A roofer came out and did minimal repairs at the current owners' expense but he says the roof has "2 to 5 years" left, maybe, depending on weather (we live in the midwest). Would it be reasonable to ask for a reroofing allowance in purchasing this house? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Nov 29, 2011 - 16 answers

Help me be a better residential architecture nerd!

Is there a specific name for the style of roof/eaves on these houses? Does this fit into a specific architectural style such as period revival? [more inside]
posted by thisjax on Feb 13, 2010 - 12 answers

Patches and tarps and caulk, oh my?

How can I implement a temporary fix for a leaking roof? [more inside]
posted by notashroom on Oct 28, 2009 - 12 answers

Home repair referrals in Minneapolis please.

I need a referral to a plumber in Minneapolis who can do a good job replacing my 1930 toilet. Also need a roof repair, sidewalk, and tree removal. [more inside]
posted by Juicylicious on Sep 20, 2009 - 9 answers

Who's at fault for a fallen tree?

Fallen tree filter: Who's responsible and does home owner's insurance factor in? [more inside]
posted by MaryDellamorte on Aug 20, 2009 - 17 answers

Metal Roofs

I am thinking of installing a metal roof. I am in central New England. My present shingled roof has a 3½" to 12 pitch and is rated for up to 30 pounds per square foot. This winter The roof had to be shoveled on a regular basis. I am both worried that with heavy repeated snows my home is at risk for structural damage and I suspect that this 30 PSF rating is not a real world figure. I also have a problem with heavy snow blocking the combustion air for my furnace which is built into the furnace stack. Would a dark colored metal roof with such a shallow pitch be self clearing under heavy snow?
posted by Raybun on Apr 26, 2008 - 5 answers

Should I buy a house with an ~old roof?

Should I buy a house knowing I will probably have to replace the roof in 4 years? [more inside]
posted by JPowers on Feb 14, 2008 - 30 answers

We were sold a Money Pit.

We got absolutely screwed by the guy who sold us our house. Can you suggest some recourse? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 14, 2007 - 31 answers

What are "green" alternatives to replacing an old shingle home roof?

What are some "green" alternatives when replacing an old shingle home roof (in New England)? [more inside]
posted by chefscotticus on Nov 8, 2006 - 13 answers

Have you seen this logo?

Logofilter: Yesterday I was making a website/business card logo for a friend - but I kept getting this nagging feeling that part of the logo was familiar somehow, and it's driving me crazy . . . [more inside]
posted by Ryvar on Jun 21, 2005 - 18 answers

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