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    Default rooftop patio

    i am wanting to do a rooftop patio but am worried about weight of patio flooring.. how would i know its ok to build this patio on the roof without having to get a contractor to come out and inspect? what could i do to test the roofs durability?

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    i am wanting to do a rooftop patio but am worried about weight of patio flooring.. how would i know its ok to build this patio on the roof without having to get a contractor to come out and inspect? what could i do to test the roofs durability?
    You need a professional engineer to evaluate the structure.
    Besides, it's likely you will need the engineer to sign the plans for the new deck and structure when you apply for the permit.
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