IPE deck design question
I have multiple decks on the house I wish to resurface with IPE.
All are currently diagonal board layout.
Two are narrow long decks that hug the side of the house and only stick out just under 7 feet. Rafters currently run outward perpendicular to the house wall. Is there anything wrong with redoing the pressure treated rafters to be parallel to the house wall so that I can lay the IPE boards going perpendicular to the house? This would allow me to use up a lot of short IPE boards. The cost of incremental PT wood is minimal.
The whole deck job needs over 2500 linear feet of 1"x6" and the main deck would stay diagonal boards. It is well enough separated from the narrow decks that I do not see an aesthetic issue.
The question is one of structural integrity. Deck segments in question are bolted to the house wall and each has at least one side with a house wall which should eliminate any twist stress issues.
Separate issue is delivery of 2500 feet of IPE boards. I have no heavy equipment. Do any of the internet dealers ship using a service with a mini forklift truck that could move the bundles close to the installation location(up a long narrow driveway)?