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mar53693

09:39AM | 04/11/00
Member Since: 04/10/00
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What are the positive and negatives about constructing a free standing deck? I have purchased a house with brand new siding and I would prefer not to cut into it. Isn't placing support beams right next to the house the same as using a ledger board?

Mike U

06:16PM | 05/23/00
Member Since: 05/22/00
22 lifetime posts
Yes. The nice part about not attaching the deck to the house is that any rain will run down the siding to the ground and not get hung up at the deck or ledger board possibly causing future rotting.
Mike

Bearoness

02:48PM | 08/01/00
Member Since: 07/31/00
59 lifetime posts
We have a freestanding deck/porch. It's great. If you do put a roof on your freestanding deck, I would recommend NOT attaching it to the home -- the roof can extend over your home's roof. Otherwise you've got two freestanding structures only attached by the roof.

rpxlpx

08:43AM | 08/02/00
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
My attached deck caused the siding to rot from dirt and moisture that was trapped between it and the siding. The builder could have prevented that by doing a proper job of flashing or by protecting the siding in some other way, but didn't.
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