My new deck framing is done and tomorrow deck boards will be installed. I wanted deck to be 7″ below the door so the deck furniture doesn’t block the low windows in our family room as they are the only source of natural light into the house. What I didn’t pay attention to is the door frame is quite thick with 7″ wide aluminim trim with ridges on the bottom. So, to get to deck you have to step over 7″ aluminim trim and then there is 7″ drop. I completely messed up and unfortunately the contractor didn’t notice the details near my door.
Now, I am trying to fix this by rising deck surface along the width of the door by around 5″. Rest of the deck can be over the joists. So, what is the best possible way to rise joist height in about 8′ X 8′ section close to the door? If it’s allowed I don’t mind putting another base framing across the current one. Hope there is solution without having to put new footings.
Some pictures to give idea of the door and the current framing.