Originally Posted by lowflyn
I would recommend scabbing into the roof joists already in place if you really want to make this thing stand up to the weather. That would involve cutting away the whole rain drip section and scabbing into it. It will take some work, but it won't just pull away from the house like a 2x12 just tagged onto the house will do.
I figure the 2x12 thing isn't going to be the answer like it was in NY. However, to scab into the roof would give the screen room a 25 foot rise over 22 feet.
Needless to say, that would be an interesting looking roof. lol.
See, he has a 2 story which is what makes this question come up. I should have mentioned that earlier. The roof of the screen porch is only planed to have a 2 foot rise. This will bring the top of the roof to about a foot below his second story windows. This is what leads to my dilema of attaching the roof to the house without risk of ripping off.
What I am thinking the answer is, is to run the header like I mentioned and then make super sure the eve end of the roof is securely attached and that the walls are securely attached to the slab. This is the best way I can think of to prevent lift on the roof. I have read about some sort of hurricane straps for the even end of your roof. What do you think?