changing deck board direction
I currently have 3 deck segments I wish to resurface with IPE. Total requires about 2500 linear feet of 1"x6" boards. The deck all currently have a diagonal layout. Two of the decks are long narrow decks hugging the side of the building. These stick out under 7 feet outward through much of their span and are attached to the house. Rafters run outward from the house.
My question is: Is there any reason I can not redo the (Pressure treated) frame to run rafters parallel to the house and lay the IPE perpendicular to the house wall? This would allow using up a lot of short boards that span the full width for this deck rather than cutting and overlapping lots of long boards (which could be saved for the very large main deck).
The two narrow decks are bolted to the house on the long wall and each have a side wall attached to the house(segment of house sticks out between them). Thus there should be no structural wind twisting issues.
Separately, I have no heavy equipment. On ordering the wood, I would need to move the bundles from the road, up a long one lane driveway to get closer to where the deck is. Do any of the internet retailers ship with a service that brings along a miniforklift that could move the bundles to the jobsite? It would be a major problem if I had to lug all the wood in from the street.