How do you build a roof over a deck?


Being able to sit outside even when it's raining is wonderful, when you have a roof over top the deck. Getting the right amount of lumber and plywood, along with a few other you can build a roof for the deck. Construction can begin on the ground and then put into place to finish the build. Before starting your project, check with the proper authorities to see if a building permit is needed. For more instructions and information on how to build a roof over a deck, click on the link below.
Q&A Related to "How do you build a roof over a deck?"
1. Build the frame of the roof on the ground. Frame up a box the size of the outer dimensions of your deck using 2 by 4 inch lumber. Then run joists connecting the front of your roof
1. Measure the width of the greenhouse with a tape measure and record the measurement with a pencil and paper. This measurement determines the width of the truss that runs the width
1. Mark the location of the bottom track and attach it to the floor. 2. Place the laser level against the bottom track and mark the roof deck in two or three places with a marker.
1. Knock temporary stakes in place with a mallet and tie strings between them to designate the outer dimensions of the hexagonal deck. Dig holes for the precast concrete piers at
2 Additional Answers Answer for: how to build a roof over a deck
How to Build a Roof Over a Deck
Decks are for enjoying the outdoors, entertaining friends and family, and escaping everyday life for a few hours at a time. Unfortunately, bad weather can put a damper on that enjoyment. However by building a simple roof structure over the deck itself,... More »
Difficulty: Moderately Challenging
To build a sturdy roof over a deck you will need, some lumber, tin roofing, some plywood, ledger boards, lag bolts and aluminum flashing.
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