how to calculate corner post size for patio cover?
How can the size of a corner post be calculated? Building a patio cover that will be attached to the house on one side and off the roof for its width. If I calculate the weight of the materials can I estimate the weight on the corner post by dividing the weight by say 3 or 4. The front beam will be supported by the house at one end by the house and the post on the other, The front beam will be a double 2x12 16 feet long. The cover will extend approximately 10 feet from the house. So the cover is 10 x16 supported by the house for 10 feet, along the roof for 16 feet and open on the front for 16 feet and one side for 10 feet. Rafters and ceilng joists for structure attached to the house. Any suggestions would be appreciated.