What's the easiest way to attach my ledger board above the doors to my weatherboard house without having to pull the boards off, 20mm packers between the house and ledger board?
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Thanks for your question. Our resident D.I.Y. expert @EricL will be back online later today and should be able to assist. In the meantime, let me tag some other helpful members @Adam_W, @alicanterenodb and @tom_builds to see if they have any thoughts.
Thanks for sharing your question about installing a deck roof connected to your house. In this particular scenario, I suggest engaging the services of a draft person. They will be able to design a roofing frame along with the posts required for the build. I also suggest checking your local council's rules and regulations regarding adding an attached roof to your house.
Another option available to you is to build the roofing frame independent of the house structure. I suggest having a look at this discussion - How to build a basic pergola? by @Ange11. Although it refers to a pergola, the structure has been modified so that you can install polycarbonate roofing.
Here are links to discussions about pergolas with roofing.
If you have any other questions we can help with, please let us know.
Good morning @Marksy
Ahhh Thank you @EricL lol It shows how sometimes our brains dont think outside the box! I saw your question yesterday @Marksy and didnt think I had enough knowledge of how to mount a ledger board to your wall. But as Eric suggests would you consider a freestanding roof? I have built one for next to my pool, its been standing for just on ten years I think. It is freestanding and the reason I chose the freestanding is I didnt know/want to attach it to the house.
Could you supply some more photos of teh area so we can see how big and what outside the box thinking we can come up with? Also what type of roof are you thinking for the deck? Solid, tin, perspex or even shade sail?