Deck Ledger Boards


Is it possible to attach deck ledger boards to the ends of floor trusses? If not, are there any modifications that would make this possible?


The best person to answer this question is the truss manufacturer's engineer. Any extra attachments (like deck ledger boards) or extra loading should be discussed with the manufacturer up front so that the trusses can be designed to accommodate these details. SBCA Research Report 1408-01: Attachment of Residential Deck Ledger to Metal Plate Connected Wood Truss Floor Systems describes code-compliant construction for this scenario.

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