I am considering building a porch for the front of my house and have a
question that I hope you all can help with.
The front is brick. My question concerns attaching the ledger board
that supports the roof to the house through the brick. Presuming the
ledger rests against the brick and is attached to the 2nd floor rim
joist via holes through the brick is there a risk that any sagging
could damage the brick and possibly cause the brickwork above the porch
roofline to come loose? Or is it best to somehow remove the brick
where the ledger goes and attach it directly to the rim thereby having
the brick for the upper portion rest on the ledger for support?
As always, thanks in advance.