Originally Posted by idiotbox37
i've attached a *rough* image of what i want it to look like.
the person is standing on the concrete porch. the door would be behind him.
I have estimated the porch as 3'x3' and the attached deck as 3'x5'. The support posts are 9 feet tall and 4x4.
the deck portion, being 5 feet long, will need two sets of joists. what is the recommended distance between posts?
I need to keep the height fairly low since my home is a one story and i need to watch out for the roof. my plan is to start the porch/deck roof underneath the house roof overhang, that way i don't have to worry about having a water tight seal between the house roof and porch roof.
is bolting those 4 support beams to the concrete porch a good idea? what kind of tool is needed for that?
From your sketch it appears that you don't plan to cover over the concrete with the decking! yes/no?
Do you wish to attach the roof posts to the side of the existing porch?
Do you live in an area that is subject to snow load and frost heave?
In some jurisdictions any construction that attaches to the house requires a building permit. Have you considered this?