(I posted this about 2-3 weeks ago, just as my campus server
crashed. Usenet has been down (here) since then, so I don't
know if this appeared or not, or if there were any
I'm aware of a common rule of thumb saying something like
slopes less than 3 or 4 in 12 should not have shingles. I
live in a development where all the homes are 25 years old.
In the last 5 years several neighbors have replaced their
roofs; even on slopes of 1 in 12 they have all used asphalt
shingles, the same as the rest of their (steeper) roofs.
I plan to have my roof replaced this summer, and so far have
been unable to learn of a code REQUIREMENT, in contrast to
"general knowledge" about there being a minimum slope for
I'm located in Southern California, in an area that gets
very little rain.
Any knowledge, advice, and/or insight appreciated.
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