The DIYNetwork.com experts show how to start with the rafters when adding a roof to your patio or deck. a ledger/header board is the first step if you are attaching the patio roof to an existing structure. The placement of the ledger/header determines the level of the roof, so be sure it is positioned at the correct to keep water from getting behind your ledger board. The flashing should tuck up under your siding and bend down over the ledger, then down the face of the ledger board.
If local codes allow setting the overhead directly on an existing slab but the concrete is not thick enough to support the overhead's weight, you will have to pour new footings around the slab's perimeter or break out sections and pour deeper footings. For information on installing a new patio, see Pouring a Concrete Slab. Building over an Existing Slab. If you are building an overhead to cover an existing patio, you must first determine if local codes allow setting it
Rainwater harvesting on the deck. I let the idea simmer all that winter. By Spring I visualized a way to install a roof over the deck without touching the roof of the house. Build the deck roof above and extending out over the house roof. The rain would flow from the deck roof onto the house roof and into the existing gutters. This idea accomplished a couple of things. The deck roof was higher, giving the deck an open airy feel, like it didn't have a roof. It also allowed a
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