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multi-pitch roofing

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Sep 02, 2013, 05:18 PM
multi-pitch roofing
I want to put a metal roof on my house but it has a double pitch roof. It is a 6/12 pitch starting at the eaves. But once you are half way to the peak it changes to 8/12 pitch. How would I do the transition? Another tricky part is there are dormers. One on the north side of the peak and one on the south side of the peak. Both have aluminum siding.

Tips? Tricks? Advice?

*Hiring someone is a last resort. I prefer to do as much as I can myself since I'm not shy to learn or try.
Sep 02, 2013, 08:46 PM
Here's a pic of the outside of the house from the north. If you zoom you can see there is a slight pitch change in the roof.
Sep 02, 2013, 09:38 PM
I couldn't even begin to answer your question but just wanted to say that your house is really, really lovely. It looks like a Craftsman, with some variations. Is that a full length screened-in porch in front? Those arches are beautiful.
Sep 05, 2013, 01:26 AM
Melisa Limpyo
Doing to roofing and ceiling by an expert or DIY then you must do it on your own nicely. That's how we do it.
Sep 05, 2013, 06:59 AM
What type metal roof are you planning on?
Want a roof that should last about 75 to 100 years then consider standing seam.
Best part about them is there is no visible fasteners to leak.
It would take a pro roofer to install one but it's wroth it.
Way to many expansive specialized tools needed that would never get used again by a DIY.
For some reason your pictures would not come up for me even with three reloads.

Sep 05, 2013, 02:25 PM
I'm not getting them either Joe.

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Sep 05, 2013, 05:08 PM
Joe and Sparky,

What happens when you try to access the photo?

Does this work for you?
Sep 05, 2013, 07:32 PM
That's better.
I'm not a metal roofer and never want to be.
But any time I've seen a bungalow like that done it's done in two separate sections.
All the shingles will need to come off. If not the metal will expand and contract and wear off the protective coating.
Going to have to add some Ice spikes to keep from having and ice slide.
I still would hire a pro on this one.
Just not a big fan of exposed fasteners that a DIY would use.
As the metal expands and contracts and the UV breaks down the rubber washers break done it will leak.