Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Roofing/Siding

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-08-2011, 04:02 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: South Central Texas - Matagorda
Posts: 1
Share |
Default

Roof over deck


I have a deck attached to my house and now I would like to build a roof for shade and rain protection. I am trying to find a set of detail plans for probably a metal roof. Some people just have this kind of info in their head. Me, I need a set of plans.

I am going to set new 4x4's outside of the existing ones. I will be attaching the roof to a ledger board under the eave. I just can't get into my head how to frame the roof part with the rafters and all. I am really thinking that a metal roof would be easier than composite shingles with decking and all.
Attached Thumbnails
Roof over deck-rear12x14deck.jpg   Roof over deck-new12x14deck.jpg  


Last edited by wendela48; 08-08-2011 at 04:37 PM.
wendela48 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2011, 05:57 PM   #2
STAFF
 
BigJim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 7,391
Blog Entries: 1
Default

Roof over deck


I don't think you will be happy with the rafters attaching to your house under the eave. You wouldn't have enough fall on the roof and the beam to hold up the outside end of your rafters would be way too low for you. Composite shingles would be totally out as you would for sure have less than a 4 and 12 pitch. (or is a 3 and 12 the lowest, old timers ya know)

You are going to have to run the new rafters on top of your house rafters to get the pitch you need to look good and for a good run off of water. That is one of the simplest roof to build. Your location and the size of your existing rafters will determine how heavy you will need to build the roof. If you live far north the rafters will need to be heavy for snow load. If the rafters on your house now are undersized you may have another problem as they may not hold the new roof with or without a snow load, provided there is one.

__________________
New members: Please consider adding your location to your profile.

Jim
BigJim is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
deck roof


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Deck Staining Nightmare steven994 Painting 6 04-06-2014 09:10 PM
Building deck on side of Gambrel style roof - questions sheslostcontrol Building & Construction 14 05-10-2011 11:15 PM
Add roof over deck, but not before some serious DIY repairs luvdairish Roofing/Siding 1 05-30-2010 07:14 PM
Extend House Roof Over Back Deck Justahome Carpentry 1 04-03-2009 07:25 PM
Deck on Garage roof billybarty Building & Construction 2 02-26-2008 04:33 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.