Mounting posts on rubber roof - alternatives
Ok..I have a low slope roof over conditioned space accessed by a door off a second floor bedroom. The deck is currently clad in copper and in pretty poor condition (leaks) and I'm getting at tackling the problem today.
I plan on putting an EPDM roof on with sleepers which I understand. There is a 2x4 roof extended off the main roof clad with shingles over the deck with posts that travel down to the surface of the deck, sealed with caulk. The deck/roof is approx 6x14 wide. The deck has an overhang of about 8" around the space below. I do not want to place the new roof supports and railing on top of the rubber roof so I was thinking of running a set of 8' 2x8 treated or one 8' 4x6 attached to the front of the house below the deck roof structure, cantilevered out a foot and attaching the 4x4 posts that will hold up the roof on the outside of the deck structure. The vertical 4x4's would then be the basis for the railing.
Maybe running a 2x8 or 2x6 on the left and right side of the house and bolting them into the cantilevers for more support. Would the board(s) attached to the front of the house have to be one piece going 16 or so feet or would it be ok to run smaller 8' pieces.
Does anyone have any issues with this idea?
Posted Mon, 11/04/2013 - 09:15
Edited Wed, 11/06/2013 - 07:27
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