I have a deck that extends out 8' and only attaches to the house, in other words there are not any posts holding up the deck. The deck boards that are not protected by the eves of the house have started to rot. I plan to rebuild the deck at some point, but for now I would like to repair it.
How do I go about repairing the 2x8 supports without replacing them? I was thinking of bolting another 2x8 up to them, but since the deck is only supported at the house I'm not sure about adding the extra weight. I also though about just replacing the deck boards and using longer screws to get down to solid wood, but I'm not sure how far down that is.
Another thing a little unusual is the deck floor boards are 2x4 cedar. The house was built in the 60's and the deck was part of the design.
Any repair ideas?
Thanks for the help,