Will the beams carry the load of gazebo roof
Last summer buying a big gazebo was not going to happen, most were sold out and or very expensive. At the end of last summer I started to building a gazebo in my backyard. I got the basic structure complete and bought a tarp to help block the sun. This summer i want to at a metal hip roof to it, so we can use it in the rain.
It measures 16’x12′ open span. I sistered 2×8’s together for what I thought would be adequate enough to add a hip roof on top of.
The beams are 3.5″x16′ and 3.5″x12′. The four post are 6×6. Would it be ok to put a hip roof on top of this or do the beams need to be bigger? Would adding another 2×8 add to the structural integrity?
Attached is a picture of the structure. Thanks for the help