Another plus of deck remodeling, at least in my area, is that permits or inspections aren't usually required, which speeds up the process. But my company still brings an existing deck or porch up to code, by adding joist hangers, flashing, ledger connections, and upgraded railings. It's not just safety I have in
You could consider widening or lengthening the deck on its current level. Many people like to add new levels to the deck, connected by stairs. This latter method is best when you're worried that the new decking material won't match the old (and if the old deck is weathered at all, it likely won't). By putting the new deck on a
You will be nailing a 2x8 rim joist at the end to finish the deck, but you need to make sure the posts for your railing are tied in securely to the joists, and not just the rim joist. The method can vary depending on whether your existing railing posts are notched into the decking or fastened to the outside of the
A deck extension is not difficult to build. Essentially it is an added section supported by part of the existing structure. The new section can either be a step up or a step down. Another possibility is to restyle a slab patio as a deck. In that case, if the concrete is not powdery or breaking into chunks, you can install sleepers and
Article about extending an existing deck by installing new posts and adding a row of deck joists.
Before you decide to add on to an existing deck you should talk to your local building department. This may not be allowed in your area for a number of reasons. You may want to bring a few pictures of the existing deck along to help explain your situation. The inspector will usually want to review the permit and inspection
The new deck looks like it's added onto the existing, but it's really just right next to the old one with a little bridge frame built between them. This allowed us not have to depend on the footings of the old deck to hold up part of the new one.
If your existing deck is a couple of decades old and looking worn and small, you may reach a decision that it's time to go for Deck Version 2.0. This can entail demolishing the original deck and starting over, or adding an extension to increase its size. As with the original construction of your deck, planning is nine-tenths of the
It also can add to the aesthetic appeal of the space. The best time to build a roof over your deck is during the building of the deck itself. Discuss the following issues with your professional handyman during the design process. Safety Concerns Adding a roof to an existing deck can create an unsafe situation.
I have a 12 x 10 deck. the deck comes off the house 12' and is 10' wide. I would like to add on the deck and make it 18' off house x 16' wide. My question.
Do you have an existing deck you want to build a sunroom on? Leisure Living can help! The process to build a sunroom on an existing wood deck or concrete patio begins with an onsite inspection. At that time it will be determined if the existing deck patio meets all building and zoning codes. Once the desired sunroom has