Tearing down sunroom

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Old 06-20-15, 09:38 PM
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Tearing down sunroom

I have a question regarding the sunroom/porch attached to the rear of my house. I would like to tear down the existing sunroom and build a ground level deck in its place. My question is.. Will removing the sunroom open up any possible problems where it attaches at the roof? Leaks, etc.. based on the pictures. Im contemplating leaving the roof structure up and opening up the sides with some posts. Then build the ground level deck underneath.

Any thoughts? I've been told should be ok but I'd like a second opinion.






Edit - damn, can't figure out how to right side that last pic.
 
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Old 06-20-15, 10:26 PM
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A ground level deck would IMO be a bad idea. Paver patio... great. Deck? no.

Removing the sunroom walls and leaving the roof is possible but you would need a beam across the entire front to replace the walls, which are currently load bearing. The roof is also not engineered to be freestanding, so it could potentially become a giant kite if you get a strong wind that comes from just the right direction, unless it is fastened down somehow. Its currently fastened to the walls, walls to the bottom plate, etc.
 
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