I'm gearing up to replace a deck that currently has 2x6 joists and same sized ledger. Is it best to remove the existing ledger board and replace it with a 2x8 so I can use 2x8 joists? Or is there a way I can retain the ledger and connect the larger sized boards? A larger ledger will of course mean extra work with trimming the siding, etc.
For info: I'm replacing PT decking with Trex. New 2x6 joists would meet my local code without problem, but it seems 2x8s are more advised.