The wife and I decided to list our house or should I say prepare to list it as I have a large list of things to complete prior. Here's the one that is hanging me up the most... the deck that is above our living room.
So we bought this house about 8 years ago. It had a deck above the living room which overlooks the hillside woods that we live in. After a year of ownership, we decided to reside the house (re-insulate and install AC in the process) and as a result the deck was torn off and never reinstalled although there is a door to go up there from inside the house and half a stairway on both ends. The old deck was treated decking sitting on top of 1" pvc sleepers and railing as you see in the pictures. The roofing on this area is EPDM rubber and appears to be in good shape.
For the new deck, I plan to put down treated 2x4 sleepers with EPDM rubber on the bottom side parallel with the floor joists. I will cut these sleepers so that the resulting deck is level (rooftop slopes to drain). I go back and forth on whether or not to palletize the new floor so that it is easily removed to clean the rooftop. The old floor was just resting on the PVC pipes at an angle like shown.
Here is how it sits today...
I'm a little hung up on the railing system. It looks like it was just 4x4's screwed into the side of the house, nothing puncturing the topside of the rubber roof (well maybe a couple L brackets, IIRC). The top of this rubber roof is probably 12-15' off the ground. I would caulk the side of the 4x4 that face the house, I could even apply some rubber in order for it to not leak in the mounting holes.