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Old 11-19-2011, 08:53 PM  
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Using proper techniques and materials, the deck rebuild looks like a small enough project for a novice, once you make improvements/corrections to the P.O.'s shortcomings. And if you want the best chance of building something that will last, don't attach the deck to the bumpout with ledgers. Rather, construct a free-standing deck, with a 1/2" air gap between the deck and house, using treated posts supporting the deck adjacent to the house and elsewhere. Will last 10 times longer than ledgers, especially in your climate. Hint--water in members that can't fully dry out has a habit of making things rotten.


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I just went back and looked at the picture in your first post and was wondering what's up with the roof flashing. There should have need storm and ice shield on the roof running up the wall and down on to the roof, then a soild piece of flashing over the top straight area and down the sides then step flashing down the sides of the roof with vinyl J moulding attached to the wall to slide the siding into and act as sort of a rain gutter. What you have sort of looks like up side down starter strip with nailing slots exposed.
Can you get a better picture of that area?


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Old 11-21-2011, 07:34 AM  
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you guys are awesome, and thorough.

Here are some pictures of the roof:

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I think you want to look at where the roof meets the siding above. Do you think this bump out was part of the original house or was it added later?
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:21 AM  
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we're pretty sure (not 100%) that it is original and is a cantilever design.
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Wrong pictures, need ones where the shingles meet the siding, the rest of that stuff can be covered up with coil stock and not be seen.
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Everything that is rotten wants to be removed and the structure behind needs to be inspected and repaired if needed before it gets deeper into the house. The door at the floor was changed when the deck was built and it will have to be pulled and reinstalled. If the door is twenty years or more I would change it out but that's up to you. The siding is such a small area and plywood, I would change it all. Vinyl siding is cheap fo something small like this.


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