Second story deck ... dry underneath?
I will start building a garage this spring with an apartment above. A door on the second floor north gable end that faces the back yard will open onto a deck that will, of course, be nine or so feet in the air.
The deck will hopefully be 24' X 24', probably finished in composite with a concrete slab deck down below on ground level.
We live on the gulfcoast (frequent hurricanes). Should this deck be attached to the house? Or built free-standing but adjacent to the gable end?
I'd like to park a new tractor under the deck. What's the best way to keep the rain from getting through the deck? It doesn't have to be perfectly dry under neath, but it'd be nice to shield the tractor from 95% of the rain.
Any ideas will be appreciated.