in fact, the price range is so spread out, because the quality of deck materials ranges from very low to top notch. epdm rubber is at the lowest end of the price spectrum. average deck cost is $700 - 900 per 100 sq.ft. so if your roofing deck is 300 sq.ft. you will pay $2,100-2,700 total. at the highest end of the price range is 80 mil pvc membrane.
usually, some scribing and fitting are needed to make it stand plumb without wobble or lean. then i run a bead of construction adhesive on the bottom of the post and seat it on the deck surface. a second piece of 1/4-inch plate fits at the top of the post in a rabbet cut for that purpose.
many homes in new england have walk-on, flat roof decks with living space under them, and 90 percent of these deck roofs leak, ruining your rooms. stains on sheet-rock ceilings, popping hardwood flooring, wet carpets and rotted framing are just some of the damages that you may sustain as a result of these leaks.
building a deck on a flat roof. these are the joists for the deck. place one flush with each end of the deck, and nail the end caps to them. start at either end, and mark the end caps every 16 inches all the way to other end. cut the two remaining 16 foot board into pieces that are 14 1/2 inches long.
issue 1: access. a deck on your roof is possible if you have handy and convenient access. to make the space usable and practical, a direct access route to the roof is required. nobody wants to have to climb a ladder to use a space, and carrying items up and down a ladder is ill advised.
you can do a floating deck and is really your only option. you can use 2x material laid flat or 4x material also as sleepers. however i would highly recommend that you consider a that the epdm is lying flat on the roof subfloor without any sharp objects that can puncture the edpm once sleepers are laid over top and placed under load;
the key is in the word flat. when a roof is flat it actually will have a very slight slope water is going to spend a lot more time in one place giving it more time to find a way underneath the roof surface and into the structure.
for handrails at one or more edges of the roof, snap the lines 1 1/2 inch in from the edge of the roof. 3 determine the spacing of the posts by measuring the sections off manufactured metal railing.
build decks on flat roofs with bison wood tiles and bison deck supports, which is an adjustable pedestal for installing sophisticated modular style decks on rooftops, green roofs, over old cracked
i want to put a roof covering onto the current widow walk flat roof which is currently accessed by a 2×4 pull down attic ladder to a roof hatch so i can use it as an occasional deck. need something tough that will not leak as water would flow down into the core of the house.
building a shed roof over a deck . always try to match the house roof pitch angle and overhang for your shed roof. some shed roofs are designed to be nearly flat. flat roofs are more susceptible to leaking than pitched roofs. shed roofs project as a single plane roof pitched away from the house. install the roof sheathing .
building a deck on a flat roof. with the new deck were running the sleepers parallel to the slope of a new rubber membrane, water will run-off like its on a ducks back. note the strips of rubber to pad the sleepers. rip the tapered sleepers. lay the sleepers down on the rubber strips and dont use any fasteners that penetrate the membrane.
first order of business was to remove the old deck and repair the rotted house wall and replace the window in the same process. the window was in a corner where two roofs met and formed a valley. water runoff from the roof valley was overshooting a damaged gutter and soaking the window.
on my own home we recently did a flat roof/deck on the balcony off the master bedroom. the builder put down rubber roofing and decking on top which leaked in a few spots on the ceiling underneath. my idea was to put a roof system down that never needed to be done as long as i owned the house.
going back about 120 years, the grandfather of flat roofs is the built-up roof or bur. built up roofs have solved the low pitch roof problem for ages, a challenge that asphalt shingles could never handle.. built-up roofs are installed using several layers of a special type of roofing felt that has been asphalt impregnated and embedded in bitumen applied with a hot mop.