Build the deck first or the doorway?


Old 07-01-18, 02:17 PM
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Build the deck first or the doorway?

Going to build a deck with a patio door entry from the living room. Would you build the deck first or the doorway? Should I drop it down a couple of steps so I don't have to have a railing? don't you need a landing for like 3' exiting from a doorway ?
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Old 07-02-18, 04:07 AM
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If you build the deck first that will give you a good platform to work off of when framing/installing the door. I'd only go down 6" with the deck. You want good air circulation under the wood framing. Otherwise I'd go all the way down and have a patio [concrete or pavers]
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And make the deck free standing!
That way there's no chance of damage to the house.
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