I am going to tear down an existing deck (which is rotting out) and want to block off usage of existing French doors that currently lead to the deck. I’ll attach photos below.
I am going to build a replacement deck after, but there will be some time between when the existing one comes down and the new one goes up.
The best thing I can think of is to attach some 2x4 lumber to the sides of the trim outside and screw plywood to the 2x4s, sort of in the spirit of an extra layer of sheathing.
My questions are: 1. How can I find out whether this is a code approved solution? I’m in U.S. zip code 98136. 2. Does this sound like a reasonable idea, and are there any other options? One thought was a Juliette balcony..