I'm building an addition on my house and the walls are 2 x 6 sixteen inch centers. I want to build a flat roof on top of my addition for a balcony.
What size floor joists should I use?
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i already framed the walls so the roof will be a shed roof with a 10 foot span including the overhang and i want to build a deck on top so i can sit up there a few people and some lawn chairs.
I would use 2x10 but then my overhang will be to big to finish the facia aluminum which should be 2x6 not 2x10 ?
So should i use 2x6 or 2x10?
CORRECTION, I ment to say 2x6 or 2x8.
If the span is only 10' including the overrhang you can use a 2x8 my question to you is what are you using for roofing product? Traffic ontop of the roof deck can cause leaks what type of area is beneath this roof is it a living space or garage? And how will you be accessing this deck area?
The room below the roof is a mud/laundry room, the roof will be either a shed roof with shingles or a flat roof and im going to build a presure treated deck on top of the roof so i dont damage the roof membrane or the shingles witch ever one i use my addition is atached to my existing house witch is aone and a half storey so the second floor window will be removed and im adding a exterior door in its place for me to access the roof (deck) of my adition.
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