I'm going to be roofing over and screening in my upstairs deck. It is
attached to the house via a ledger board at the floor joist. When I
build the walls, what is the best way to tie them into the existing
house? Unfortunately there aren't any existing studs where the new
porch walls will butt up to the house.
Should I tear out some drywall inside and put in a 2x4 corner at each
of the connection points? The wall is a gable end wall so I don't see
how I could overlap the house top plates and new porch top plates
without sistering on some boards to get around the 2x6 gable end
ceiling joist that will be in the way.
As extra support would it be a dumb idea to tie the new walls in by
attaching the porch top plates to the existing ceiling joist in a
manner similiar to lookouts? Or would the 2x4 corner posts be enough
Hope this isn't too confusing just trying to get some fresh ideas.