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I am preparing to install a patio cover and would like to attach it to my house with a wood cleat. Can anyone tell me if that is done with a flashing between the siding and the patio cover? What type of wood would be best to use. I hope to lag bolt the cleat into the wall studs and support the overhand with it. As a new home owner with limited construction experience I would appreciate any advice I can get.
 

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Flashing will go between the ledger ( 2 X 10) and the house. And flashing is slipped under the siding above the overhang and over the edge of the roof to shed water onto the roof, not into the roof.
 

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I am preparing to install a patio cover and would like to attach it to my house with a wood cleat. Can anyone tell me if that is done with a flashing between the siding and the patio cover? What type of wood would be best to use. I hope to lag bolt the cleat into the wall studs and support the overhand with it. As a new home owner with limited construction experience I would appreciate any advice I can get.
It might be a good idea to give an overview of your proposed construction. Size of structure, joist size planned, covering material, etc. Also ,where your live. Snowloads or not.
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It might be a good idea to give an overview of your proposed construction. Size of structure, joist size planned, covering material, etc. Also ,where your live. Snowloads or not.
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I live in California- no snow load to consider. Cover would be approx. 10 feet wide and extend 12 ft from the house. I plan to support the outside edge with 3 4x4 posts and attach a 2x8 header to the house. I would like to use redwood where possible and will connect the support posts to metal in-ground anchors to help prevent rot. Once constructed, I would like to cover the structure with lattice panels or shade cloth.
 

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What connects the 2x8 ledger to the 4x4 posts? Twelve feet is a long way. Smaller wood joists like 2x4's or 2x6's will sag over time. The lattice will need something to hold them up.
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What connects the 2x8 ledger to the 4x4 posts? Twelve feet is a long way. Smaller wood joists like 2x4's or 2x6's will sag over time. The lattice will need something to hold them up.
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The distance from the house to the posts is 10 ft. I expect to sandwich the 4x4 posts between 2x6 lumber and then run 2x6 lumber from the house out to the connecting 2x6's. Obviously, I am a novice at this (never built anything like this before). Any suggestions would be appreciated. I am on a fixed income and trying hard to do as much of the construction as I can on my own. A neighbor has offered to help with securing the 2x8 to the house with lags. Otherwise, this will be a "one woman show"
 
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