Asked on Jun 20, 2013

What's the correct pitch?

Carol SEuroshake


Starting to rip the three layers of shingles off my (new) Old shed. Leaked like a sieve. It measures 7'3" in the front & 6'9" in the rear. Which only makes it a 4" - is that enough? Who ever built it used boards and didn't brace it correctly, I noticed the boards sagging in the center & also at the back. I want to do it right this time.
2 answers
  • Euroshake
    on Jun 21, 2013

    Need to know the distance front to back to determine pitch. Shingles should be used on pitches greater than 3 in 12 otherwise use 90# rolled roofing or a rubber membrane. You may also consider using 5/8" plywood as a new roof substrate sheeting. As maintenance you need to regularly remove any debris on the roof.

  • Carol S
    on Jul 2, 2013

    Thank you -

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