roof over under built deck

Reply

  #1  
Old 09-12-08, 05:37 PM
W
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
roof over under built deck

hello , need advice on adding roof over existing deck , it is 8' off the ground ,8' wide & 40' long . i have 4x6 post every 12' with 1 2x10 bolted on ea. side, 2x6 joist 16 o.c . contractor wants to add a 4x6 post between existing 4x6's ,i'm thinking this won't look very good, to many post . i'm wanting to add a roof over this deck, would like ideas . thanks in advance, jim
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 09-12-08, 06:32 PM
P
Temporarily Suspended
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NY
Posts: 10,982
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
He probably wants to add the posts for needed support. That's if the posts are going to go all the way to the ground.
 
  #3  
Old 09-12-08, 06:49 PM
chandler's Avatar
Banned. Rule And/Or Policy Violation
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 39,965
Received 6 Votes on 6 Posts
You'll either have to add posts or a laminated beam to carry the load of the roof. 12' is too great a span for that.
 
Reply
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description: