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thrw 07-16-2013 02:37 PM

Roof over deck specs
Long time lurker, first time poster.

I have seen floating around here a pdf for building decks, but does anyone have one for building a deck with a roof?

I know I need to get a building permit but I would like to plan it out myself so I don't have to pay an engineer or architect.

Or some design software that will allow me to add a roof (all the free ones online only do the deck no roof)?


GBrackins 07-16-2013 05:08 PM

not that I know of

Daniel Holzman 07-16-2013 05:28 PM

The pdf you are thinking about is probably the Prescriptive Residential Deck Design Guide. You are correct, it does not cover roof over deck design. That would be covered in the standard building code, which of course varies depending on where you live. I suggest you discuss your project with your local building inspector, they will know what code you need to design to.

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