I plan to build a screened porch soon and instead of having the flat slanted roof, I want to have a pitched roof. Which is better to use? Roof trusses or rafters using 2x8's? I'm in Georgia so there is no snow. I want to shingle it once its up.
I'm just wondering if there is an advantage of one over the other construction wise. The trusses looks easier since I just build the deck and walls and then place the trusses on top. Also, I want my porch to come out 16 feet from the house.
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