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soffit strength

Posted: Thu May 23, 2019 11:00 pm
by Adventuren1
Hello all,
I am looking for advice to back me up or prove me wrong. I am a handyman that mainly installs Sunsetter awnings. This guy bought an awning because the salesman told him it could be hung from the soffit. This a 1969 home with 2x2 construction. I do not believe it should/could be safely and securely hung so I turned down the job. The awning weighs about 150 pounds and is a huge lever when extended. Am I wrong? Is there a way to beef up the soffit to support the load?

I tried to attach a photo but can't get that to work either!