Roof on existing deck structure...


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Old 06-26-17, 11:13 AM
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Roof on existing deck structure...

We are rebuilding our deck and planned it accordingly so we could eventually put a roof on top. Now, we decided that we might as well do it right away. It's currently sitting at about 5' above the ground and my question is: how do I sit my 6x6 for the roof over the existing 6x6? Should I replace them for extra long ones (like 16')? Any piece of hardware I can use to avoid this?

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Old 06-26-17, 11:24 AM
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It would be best to have full length 6x6s from the footer to the roof. What are the posts currently sitting on? If you have a roof you must have a sufficient footer to support the structure.
 
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Old 06-26-17, 11:29 AM
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It would be best to have full length 6x6s from the footer to the roof. What are the posts currently sitting on? If you have a roof you must have a sufficient footer to support the structure.
Helical piles: https://www.technometalpost.com/en-CA/
I have the engineer report that confirms it can support it.

Say full length 6x6 is not an option (because I doubt they sell them here), what could work?
 
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Old 06-26-17, 11:42 AM
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I've seen many porch pictures where 6x6 holding the roof are not even aligned to the footer beams... So I'm thinking there must be another valid way to do this?
 
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Old 06-26-17, 02:52 PM
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I found this and they seem pretty decent. They just added proper hardware over the existing post underneath the deck, so the weight is transferred properly:
Decks.com. Building a shed roof over a deck
 
 

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