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Old 10-02-2012, 11:22 PM  
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The bracing for your roof does not have to be as heavy as Villa's, those brace a floor. Your building an awning. 1x4"s or 6" will do.

Here's brace on my awning. Inside are 2 1X6's lagged to post, lag screws almost all way through post. They go up inside box beam , bolted to triple 2X6's inside.

The covering is 1/4" veneer resawn from old weathered fence panels.

Bring your concrete footings a few inches above ground level to prevent water from pooling and rotting ends of post. Even with PT post and raised brackets.



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well guys i must admit my build is coming along very good, ive got 2 family friends that are carpentry tradesman that are helping me out.


i have a few questions though

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the bracing in between the 2x8s i thought were a bit close... personally i thought they should of been about 2 feet from the bottom and 2 feet from the top.. i asked them about this and they said no that this way is the same as doing it the way i thought?




my 2nd issue i have is we removed all the soffit vents and they built it in like you see in the pic, my argument with this is that it now reduces air flow from the attic. again i could be wrong these guys have the trade not me.





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Bidging or blocking is required for joists are more the seven ft between where the are attached. One in the middle would have done it. At the top the blocking on the flat appear to block the venting for the roof on the house, I don't understand that.

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im a bit confused are you saying that the bracing for those joists are correct or incorrect? they are 14 ft long 2x8s

and as for the blocking the venting to the roof, i agree im a bit confused ... i wasnt ready to say anything bc i dont have a better idea till i get someone to give me some advice on how it should be! lol.

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These are rafters not joist so blocking was not required. The soffet vents should not be blocked and I can't figure out what they thought they need to put those blocks there for.

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The blocking wasn't needed, but does keep rafters spaced.
Remove the blocking at soffet. Not only do you need attic ventilation, it will prevent hot air pocket under new cover.

What is roof decking? What is roof covering?

Are you going to insulate under roof? Will there be a ceiling? Answers to those two relate to blocking, which may interfere or facillitate installation of insulation, ceiling.

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Blocking works for me. Have seen a lot of twisted rafters on patio covers that could have been prevented. Are you planning on lighting or fans? The blocking could be useful for that purpose but I sense the carpenters were not considering that next step -- they just tossed in the blocks "because."

I share everybody's concerns about the lost venting . . . can't figure what they were thinking.

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More often now we see people finnish this with soffet which needs strapping, doing away with any need of blocking.

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The blocking wasn't needed, but does keep rafters spaced.
Remove the blocking at soffet. Not only do you need attic ventilation, it will prevent hot air pocket under new cover.

What is roof decking? What is roof covering?

Are you going to insulate under roof? Will there be a ceiling? Answers to those two relate to blocking, which may interfere or facillitate installation of insulation, ceiling.
well i won the argument and we cut out the blocking at the soffet vents, now since i picked the argument i have to come up with a solution on how to replace.


so im asking you guys for some help!


the roof has 1/2" ply on top we weathersheild the whole roof and shingled it.


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