Adding New Poly-carbonate roof over an existing raised Deck

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Old 05-13-14, 09:59 AM
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Adding New Poly-carbonate roof over an existing raised Deck

I am planning to add an existing roof to my deck and want to know if my current deck can support the weight.


Design of the current deck:
-13x13 foot deck
-7 4x6 posts spaced 6 feet apart around edge of deck; also with ledger on house.
-2x10s on the outside edge and 2x8s space evenly at 16in increments.

I am planning to add a Poly-carbonate sheeting roof using 2x6s for support. The roof will be supported by the 7 4x6s that extend 7 feet above the deck.

I am also planning to add a ledger to the house, but I have two choices:
1. Remove the gutter and tie directly into the end of the roof.
2. Attach the ledger directly under the eve to the house.

So my questions are, Do you think my current deck can support the weight of this roof (or how would I know)? And, can I attach the ledger directly to the end of the roof (choice number 1)?

Any suggestions/comments are appreciated.
 
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Old 05-13-14, 10:15 AM
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Where are you located and what will the pitch of the new roof be? If it's anywhere that gets cold you'll have to consider the snow load.
 
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I will have a 12 inch pitch, and yes I could have snow.
 
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12" pitch over how long an area?
 
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