Bad weather is the enemy of a deck. Since it is used for outdoor gathering area, then a deck will get a contact with bad weather so often. So, the most important thing to consider in deck construction is the deck roof. Building a roof over your deck is necessary to protect the deck construction from bad weather. So, if your deck haven’t completed with a roof, now you can add a roof to your existing deck. Here is how to build a deck roof.
To add a roof over your deck, make the frame of the roof first. Use 2 by 4 inch lumber to create a frame the size of the outer dimensions of your deck. Connect the front of your roof with the rear by running joists every two feet along the length of your roof. Extend your corner posts with 4 by 4 lumbers to tie the existing deck posts into the roof. Make the height of the front of the roof the same with the height of the house roof you are tying into with rear sloping used every six inches over two feet. How to build a deck roof then can be continued by lifting the frame you have made into the four corner posts and attach it using lag bolts.
Secure the frame and install plywood on top of the frame to provide a flat surface on which to nail your tin. The last, install tar paper on the plywood sub-roofing and follow it up by laying the tin roofing down. Use metal flashing to tie the tin roof into your existing roof. You can find it at any home supplies store. Metal flashing will make sure that your roof gets a waterproof seal at the junction of house roof to deck roof. This is how to build a deck roof. It is easy and simple. So, complete your deck with a roof for more protection.
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