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Hi I’m about to remove the toilet utility room roof and clad it along with the garage I’m building on the side. Looking at how the old roof is attached there’s a batton bolted to the wall or the steels but I won’t know until I have removed the roof and then I’m already committed to the job. Has any one done this before? Any help and advice is greatly appreciated Thanks

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Here’s a picture of the roof almost done just need to add flashing facia and gutter

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Thanks for the reply the timber batton is my main concern as one end is very rotten, Mainly dust ! So I’m going to have to replace this but not sure how I’ll bolt it back on as I’ll be working blind. May use tex bolts as they are self drilling and tapping and the outhouse and structure I’ve built on the side of it will be carrying the main weight of it all. I’m using courougated steel for the roof so it’s very light weight.

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Hi
Much will depend on the the condition of your existing joists obviously and what you intend to replace the roof with.
I have only had experience renovating one outhouse. garage roof which was originally corrugated asbestos. I removed all the old roofing material and joists first and I then repaired my outer side facing single brick skin wall.
I installed new joists onto the existing timber beam located half way up the gable wall and which appeared to be tied in to the horizontal metal mid-frame. Fortunately it was in very good condition and of substantial size if I recall correctly but your support beam may differ from mine.

As my old roof was pitched, I also pitched my new roof to reduce the overall strain on the support beam I then boarded the flat roof with sterling (OSB) board and covered the entire surface in Firestone rubber, which was quick, easy and much cheaper than bitumen based hot felt.

It would help if you could provide some images of your current roof inside and out, as I may be able to offer more relative suggestions to your set up.

Marc .

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