How to anchor a deck to a flat rooftop?
Looking into building a deck on the rooftop of my apartment. The roof has recently been re-done (gravel). I am wondering how to anchor the deck to the roof without compromising waterproofing of the roof.
Building a rooftop deck over a roof with a small pitch
(Salt Lake City)
I want to add a garage to the front of my house and add a second story over it.
From the second story over the garage I would like to extend a deck out over my house to make good use of the view.
The roof has a slight pitch, Is that possible?
Deck over sloped rooftop
(St. Joseph, Michigan)
I am looking to build a small deck over my front porch (6' x 25' - see pictures), accessed by a spiral staircase on the left side of my house, in order to get a better view of Lake Michigan.
Main Problem: The roof slopes down about 2.4" per foot (it drops 16" in the 80" that it comes away from my house). If I attached a ledger board to the house, the deck would have about a 24" tall faceplate that went across the length of my house between the gutter on my front porch and the flooring of the deck (which I think may look ridiculous, and would like to minimize). I considered tapering the joists somehow, but I'm not sure how that'd work.
1. How to support the front two corners of the deck (posts to the ground, only one of which I could easily dig a hole) or have posts that are attached to the roof (not sure if that is to code, and I would like to avoid attaching too many things to the roof).
2. Boot pipe vents for plumbing - could work around them
3. Is the front porch strong enough? I am not too worried because what I'd like to put up isn't that big, and it'd have at most 4 people on it at a time. I had a lot more than that on it when I reroofed a few years back.
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