Porch shed roof

Old 08-12-08, 07:35 AM
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Porch shed roof

I want to build a porch with a shed roof that has no ceiling joists. If I tie the roof rafters into the second floor rim joist or 2nd floor wall studs ( to improve roof pitch) of the house, can I eliminate the need for ceiling joists. I want to keep the overhead space as open as possible.

Old 08-12-08, 09:31 AM
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You sure can. Just make sure your rafters are properly sized to take into account for span and loads. For the few dollars it costs, it's always a good idea to obtain a permit and run all this through your local building inspector.

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