Help to build my dream roof

Old 12-23-19, 04:02 AM
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Help to build my dream roof

Hello guys and thanks for stopping by....
since I bought this house 2 years ago my wish is build a patio roof in the back, finally I saved enough to the point I can make my dreams become reality.
One section of this roof doesnít have support from the house so I have to use a ledger attached to the house rafters, my only concern is the span is 16 feet, and I bought already about 10 2x6 beams, Iím planning to attach a 2x6 ledger board to the rafters with bolts, am I ok or it will
ne to heavy?? Live in Florida so no snow only rain.
Thanks and pictures are coming when I get back from work
Old 12-23-19, 05:03 AM
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Snow is not an issue but hurricanes are. Check the local building code; you may need a permit, anyway. Just a guess as I'm not familiar with Florida where design wind speed requirements can exceed 150mph, but I suspect the span and especially securing the roof properly to handle wind loads and updrafts will be major issues.

BTW, your location says Utah.

Last edited by Tony P.; 12-23-19 at 05:23 AM.

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