Quantcast

Attaching a ledger board (Attached Pergola)

HomeBrewTalk.com - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Community.

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

JVD_X

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 4, 2008
Messages
1,471
Reaction score
5
Location
Gainesville, Virginia
Hi Folks,

We want to attach a pergola to the side of my house with the other side supported by 4x4's but our house is new construction and the siding is like a soft composite. This means that if I try to attach a ledger board to it, it will be crushed.

Does any one know how I would attach the ledger board? I know that I need to find the studs and drill through for lag bolts but how do I keep the ledger board flat?

Thansk!
 

ohiobrewtus

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 1, 2006
Messages
7,762
Reaction score
72
Location
Ohio
Get those bolts on there tight enough and the siding won't be an issue. Especially if it's vinyl siding.
 

CatchinZs

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 24, 2007
Messages
406
Reaction score
3
Location
Carlisle, PA
I did exactly what you are planning to do but I didn't have traditional siding to deal with.
(I had a aluminum wrapped beam to connect it to)

I would say just lag it in and as you draw it down cut the siding (I'm assuming it's vinyl) along the ends to keep it from flattening the edge that isn't covered by the ledger.
 

GreenwoodRover

me-no-r-no Nice Guy
Lifetime Supporter
Joined
Mar 18, 2008
Messages
1,049
Reaction score
13
Location
Chicago, IL
^+1 to Bobby M's suggestion.
If you cut the sides or bottom you'll get water running in. You could caulk the perimeter, but caulk always fails. You'll probably be re-caulking it 2 times a year.
 

Bobby_M

Vendor and Brewer
HBT Sponsor
Joined
Aug 3, 2006
Messages
24,781
Reaction score
3,439
Location
Whitehouse Station
If it's done right it shouldn't leak. The Z flashing goes up under the siding and then over the ledger. It's a little daunting to cut into siding though so the freestanding thing is just a easier way into the project.
 

ghack

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 12, 2008
Messages
274
Reaction score
11
Location
New Orleans
You could also put a stack of galvanized washers on each lag bolt between the ledger and the siding to create a gap 3/8" to 1/2". This will allow water to drain, and does not require pulling up siding to work in the z flashing. It also allows you to take the thing down one day and simply caulk the holes.

I've used this detail in extremely wet climates and it works.
 

Latest posts

Top