In order to get a professional result, we recommend you to use 3/4″ tongue and groove plywood sheets. After cutting the sheets at the right size, you should fit them over the rafters and lock them into place with 2″ nails. If you want to install trims to the end rafters, the roof decking should overhang about 3/4″.
I believe 12" spacing may be adequate on both the edge and the field of the plywood? Deck specs: Joists are 2x8 on 16" centers and running perpendicular to the house, the gaps between the 2x6s range from 1/8 to 1/4". The long side of the deck is fastened securely to the house with a ledger board and hangers.
Bob talks with carpenter Bob Ryley and general contractor Kevin Kalman, as they lay down the subflooring.
The deck is 8 years old and the decking is in good condition. Is it alright to install plywood or backer board over the existing decking or is it better to remove the decking? I plan on insulating and heating the enclosure.
I've installed tile on two porches over 3/4" plywood decking, and both have held up well for 18 years. I used a compound mastic adhesive, simply because I feared flexing would cause cracking and detachment if I used ordinary thinset (that was a guess, not based on empirical experience).
I am about to re-roof my house.I wanted to re-deck the roof because this would be the 3rd time i have replaced the shingles.The decking looks to be in good shape,however, with this being the 3rd set of shingles i would think there would be too many existing nail holes in th ply-wood.The roofer i talked to suggested to just put new plywood over the existing plywood and then shingle it.What do ...
The deck is 8 years old and the decking is in good condition. Is it alright to install plywood or backer board over the existing decking or is it better to remove Installing Plywood Or Backer Board Over Decking - Building & Construction - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum
We shared the day with a dozen volunteers, working primarily on structural components of the house, including installing floor joists, installing a 3/4 inch plywood subfloor, adding fire stops to first and second floor walls, and adding additional plywood sheathing to the exterior of the house.
The plywood should be clean and free of raised nail heads to provide a uniform deck structure for the metal. Install waterproof felt over the plywood to add protection against moisture. Energy efficient and available in a variety of colors that will add value to your home, metal roofing is a wise choice for homeowners.
Decking comes in two types of wood product: either standard plywood which can be pine or spruce, or OSB plywood which is made up of pieces of wood layered and glued. Decking comes in 4 foot x 8 foot pieces and is tongue and grooved on all its edges to provide a good connection between the sheets.
I installed the plywood with a 1/8-inch gap between the ends of the panels, placing the screws 6 inches apart at the ends and 8 inches apart in the field. Around the perimeter of the porch, I left a 3/4-inch gap between the plywood deck and the wall frames.
I am installing natural stone tile, so I've had to reinforce the joists a bit and I'm currently working on installing a new subfloor. The subfloor is 3/4" plywood with 1/2" plywood on top of it.
We're using MCA-treated plywood to support the stamped concrete surface on the back deck at the Creekside Home project ...
Decking screws, spaced 6 inches apart on the seams and 8 inches apart on the face of the plywood, hold the panel in place. A screw gun is the quickest and most efficient way to insert the decking ...
four years ago i put 1/2 inch treated plywood over a 2x6 deck with the same 1/4" spacing. we glued down indoor/putdoor carpet of medium quality. so far, so good. some specifics as i recall: the deck is approximately 20 inches above the ground, & has open airflow from three sides.
Plywood decking is a great choice as an alternative to regular boards as long as the right plywood is used. Normal plywood is only four or five layers of wood and is bonded together by a basic epoxy. The only kind of plywood you should use as decking material is marine plywood.