We're in the very early stage of planning an attached garage to be added to our house. The garage is to be built at the back of the house (we have access through a back alley).
I was thinking of putting a deck on top of the garage - until tonight when the fellow, (who may) be drawing up the plans said that if we did that, it is going to leak.
Some background. The house is a brick veneer built in 1870 in Ottawa Canada. We get far more snow than I like to think about.
He claims that the combination of a flat roof and an original brick facade will cause water leaking. He wants to put in a sloped roof and build the deck above the roof.
I'm not really crazy about the idea - wouldn't a properly applied membrane and a floating deck work?