How to attach 2nd story balcony to side of home??

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How to attach 2nd story balcony to side of home??

Okay to i want to place a balcony in a little nook, an indent in the exterior of my home. It would be surrounded on 3 sides with wall and the 4th side would be facing the outside. How would I do this?? Would I still need to have beams that run from the balcony down to the ground? I feel like 3 walls is pretty good support, but im not sure. And how would I go about attaching this?? thank you

Note: it is also quite small
 
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You meant posts not beams. What are the dimensions of the space? Does is snow where you live? Can you post a pic?
 
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As Pulpo said it will be determined by the size. Pictures of the "nook" will help. Let us know what type siding you have as well, vinyl/hardie/masonite/metal/ship lap. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html
 
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Ok here you guys go and no not really, and when it does its only like 3 inches. but here is a picture and as you can see it is wood siding

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Looking left to the picture is "up". Where will you access this deck from? If the dimension is less than 6' or so, you can attach the deck directly to the rim joist of the house, once the siding is removed. You will flash the top of the deck ledgers and up under the siding with galvanized or copper flashing to prevent infiltration of water, then you can reinstall your siding pieces around your ledger. With 3 sides supported as described, you will need no vertical support as it is provided by the super structure itself. Confirm the width of the open space and how you will access it.
 
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i would be entering from the right and also it is an opening of 58.5 inches across
 
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Sorry to bother you but can you post a wide angled pic? Step back so we can see the opening as it relates to the house.
 
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OK, might be hard to see because it is covered by a tree but ill try
 
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Here you go. I feel like it would just be a nice little place to go in the mornings.
 
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Will the tree stay? I know it wasn't part of your post, but that tree, in time, will undermine your house's foundation, so make plans ahead of time for it. Yeah, you're right, we can't see how you will get onto the deck
 
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Base on what I can see so far, the structure can be built. The problem that I see, is drainage. Water is going to collect where the walls meet the deck.
 
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yeah the tree probaby will stay, not to worried about it. and yes I was thinking about the drainage problem. what would be the best way to handle that?
 
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I prefer to build free standing decks but chances are that you are going to use 2 ledger boards, opposite each other. That's where the rain could collect. Maybe a piece of flashing, on top of them would help or even a piece on top of the decking itself. You could also cut the top of the ledger board on an angle so the water rolls off. Another option would be to build the entire deck on a slight angle. It wouldn't be noticeable but it would help with the rain.
 
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