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Old 04-16-2012, 07:49 PM   #1
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strength of treated 4x4 post


building a roof over a deck. will 4x4 post support the roof that will be 10 ft. wide by 8ft. long. will use 2x8 roof joist, 16 in on center.

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The load on a roof includes the dead weight of the roofing material, plus snow, and wind load. Since you have not indicated where you live, and you have given little information about the geometry and materials, it is not possible to provide a meaningful answer.

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Will, Welcome to the Forum. I see this is your 1st Post and you have a post question.
We are here to help and will do our best to answer your question. This is the best DIY site but as Dan pointed out there are a lot of factors to consider in making your decision.
Take a look at this somewhat related Post in that the question involved the use a 4x4 post and illustrates some of the factors that you may not at first thought of:

Post size for an 10x12 freestanding patio cover
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