roof over under built deck

Old 09-12-08, 05:37 PM
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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
Old 09-12-08, 06:32 PM
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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.
Old 09-12-08, 06:49 PM
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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.

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