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MikeVila 01-12-2009 10:41 AM

Building Attached Carport
I am thinking of building an attached carport to the end of my home. It will be attached on the gable end of the home. I am very handy and have built decks and such but no real framing/roofing experience but I understand alot of it.
Looking for ideas/input. Would I just attach a ledger board to the side of the house tieing into the framing. Just remove the siding from the ledger up. Figured i'd make my own trusses maybe using a ridge beam? The width of the home is 32' so I would want the roof to be close to that, and I would probably come out about 24' at the most. Start my rafters on the ledger and have 3 or 4 6x6 beams at oppositte end. In my mind I would be building it similar to a pole barn but all open and one side attached to the house. What is the recommended procedure for flashing where the addition would be? I will make the carport a shingled roof also. Any pics of a similar idea would be great too. Thx alot. Mike

PaliBob 01-12-2009 11:05 AM

You have no information in your profile as to your location.
Every jurisdiction seems to have different Building & Safety regs so the first thing you need to do is check with them.

MikeVila 01-12-2009 11:35 AM

Yeah I was just asking for the general way of doing it not exact to gain more knowledge of what i'd be needing to do and develop a plan. I live in the country and nobody gets permits for anything. I tend to do things overkill so not a safety concern as far as structure stability goes.

Wildie 01-12-2009 02:02 PM

I'm just waiting for the weather to break, to start building a patio roof. In my area, snow and ground frost are a concern! I am required to under pin the posts with footings down at the 4 foot level. These will Sono tube columns, which in turn will support the 6X6 posts! Because of the 50 PSF snowload, the beam will be laminated from three, 2X10X12's. The 2X8 rafters, spanning 8 feet will be supported by a ledger board at the house end. The roof is to be sheeted with 1/2 OSB. Does this give you some ideas?

MikeVila 01-12-2009 04:23 PM

Yeah similar to my line of thinking. The bigger the lumber the better is how I see it.

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