A porch is a wonderful place to spend time. Many people consider that a porch is simply a deck with a roof on it, right? Not quite. While some porches may be as simple as that, many are more similar to an indoor room that is missing windows and walls. Even more, adding roof to your porch will add its charms. Porches typically have more finished flooring than decks.
And porch ceilings, while often made of wood, also have a finished look. In fact, just about every aspect of a porch is more finished than its cousin, the deck. So how to build a porch roof? Before you do anything, the most important thing is planning and designing. Anyway, porch roofs, whether shed or gable-style, usually have a shallow slope. This is because they attach to the house at the top of the first floor (or maybe a bit higher on a two-story home), and because the porch eave must allow for adequate headroom. The exception, of course, is when the porch is integrated into the house design from the start, in which case there is often living space above the porch.
Building porch roof is actually very simple, as long as you have the right tools and materials available. The only thing that you will need to do is look through a number of different designs and decide how you to build a porch roof that match your consideration. There are 6 steps to build a porch roof. First is evaluation. Make sure that you can build the structure without causing any harm to your house. Second, drawing up plans. Third, make sure that the porch is level. Fourth, locate the support posts. Fifth, attach to the top plate and sixth cover the roof. Here we are, a beautiful roof for your porch.
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