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Old 04-05-2011, 09:25 AM   #1
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Roof required over deck?

I am getting ready to get some estimates for a deck attached to the rear of my house. It will be approx 12 X 24 and 7 ft off the ground. ( I live on the side of a hill and first floor is 7 foot above ground in rear).

Talking to a guy this morning and his statement was: "If a deck is over 3 ft off the ground, it requires a roof"

It that true? Going to talk to the township as soon as I get home next week. Just wanted to see if anyone ever heard of that.



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Old 04-05-2011, 09:30 AM   #2
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....yep...requires a hot tub, bar and outdoor kitchen as well.

No, it doesnt need a roof. It needs a railing.


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Old 04-05-2011, 09:38 AM   #3
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What is this guy you speak of....... a roofer looking for work?
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:40 AM   #4
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Yeah, he is definately incorrect.
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