06:16PM | 11/21/04
Member Since: 11/09/04
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Is it o.k. to attach 6ft. porch roof rafters to a facia board that is attached to posts directly with no overhang, as oposed to stacking rafters on-top of a beam that rests on-top of the posts.


01:23PM | 11/28/04
Member Since: 11/27/04
174 lifetime posts
a hidden beam.

facia is 3- 2 by 6's and joist hangers are used to hold rafters on to it. will work but use it if no head room. and 3- 2 by 6 should be about (in snow country) 4 to 5 feet span.

you will have to cut angle the top of the beam.

and this all depends on a low pitch of the roof. a higher pitch will require 2 by 10's as the inner part of the beam. these will show below. but will have more strength and make the building department more happy.



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