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jasman18
2012-05-03, 10:45 AM
My house is designed weird.
I'm looking to add some kind of overhand over the from door so people don't have to stand in the rain/snow while waiting for me to come answer it. Also I think it would look better.
I cant think of any design that would work and be able to take care of the drainage issue or ice dams:
http://upload.offensivex.com/images/house.png

looking for a nice overhang like this.
http://images.meredith.com/bhg/images/2009/09/ss_101410695.jpg

69Mach351
2012-05-03, 11:07 AM
It almost seems like you would need to put something above where the roof stops on both sides (if you were concerned about drainage) so your gutters would still take care of the water. That is a tough one.

Are there any other houses like yours in the area? Know any contractors that could give you ideas?

jasman18
2012-05-03, 11:23 AM
something like this?
http://upload.offensivex.com/images/house2.png

69Mach351
2012-05-03, 12:53 PM
something like this?
http://upload.offensivex.com/images/house2.png

looks like a car port in South Park :D

jasman18
2012-05-03, 12:56 PM
Lol then you draw something.

Corners
2012-05-03, 03:13 PM
Yeah, nothing looks like an easy fix.

You can always throw up a blue tarp with some bricks on it. ;)

turbotuner20v
2012-05-03, 03:16 PM
skip the posts going to the ground to support it, just make a 'tent' type V that attaches on each side about a foot up from each gutter. The water will run down the house onto the V and split and go down to the existing gutter.

phreakdna
2012-05-03, 03:46 PM
Not ideal but you could try for a pergola kind of thing as well. wouldn't require trying to match roofing, drainage, etc. but has the obvious pitfall of not being waterproof either.


other idea: (major renovation) would be to extend the front door out, flush with the garage side and create an entry hallway with a bit of an overhang built in.

69Mach351
2012-05-03, 05:57 PM
Lol then you draw something.

I wouldn't do much, if any, better. It made me smile.

skip the posts going to the ground to support it, just make a 'tent' type V that attaches on each side about a foot up from each gutter. The water will run down the house onto the V and split and go down to the existing gutter.

That is kind of what I was thinking. It would need to match the rest of the house pretty closely.

jasman18
2012-05-03, 06:29 PM
skip the posts going to the ground to support it, just make a 'tent' type V that attaches on each side about a foot up from each gutter. The water will run down the house onto the V and split and go down to the existing gutter.

I dont 100% understand what you mean. But from what I get is that your saying have the roof support the trusses.
I thought about that but you can have a valley on a roof without a good size pitch to direct the water away fast. Otherwise a heavy rain will get under the shingles.

If would help if you drew a rough picture So i can figure out what you mean 100%.

JDLM
2012-05-03, 06:46 PM
other idea: (major renovation) would be to extend the front door out, flush with the garage side and create an entry hallway with a bit of an overhang built in.


I was going to suggest this ^ and just make it looks like a dormer coming from the old roof

bryon123456789
2012-05-03, 07:58 PM
I was going to suggest this ^ and just make it looks like a dormer coming from the old roof

I agree with those two. Anything else is going to look weird IMO.

69Mach351
2012-05-04, 08:52 AM
other idea: (major renovation) would be to extend the front door out, flush with the garage side and create an entry hallway with a bit of an overhang built in.

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

shaun y
2012-05-04, 08:54 AM
other idea: (major renovation) would be to extend the front door out, flush with the garage side and create an entry hallway with a bit of an overhang built in.

and have a flat roof?

shaun y
2012-05-04, 08:55 AM
op take a pic from farther away if you can

JDLM
2012-05-04, 09:00 AM
and have a flat roof?

nope, like i mentioned above

http://homecents.com/images/gloss_imgs/Dormer2L.gif


just stretch the peak out

shaun y
2012-05-04, 09:08 AM
i think that would look terrible being that there are already two points on the front of the house. imo.

JDLM
2012-05-04, 09:11 AM
You can adjust the peak for the length, there really isn't an easy solution/fix for what he wants to do w/o major work :lol:

jasman18
2012-05-04, 10:46 AM
http://upload.offensivex.com/images/house4.png

Kinda Hard. I want to dress up the front of the house to represent all the work that was done inside.
I don't find the exterior of the home all that attractive, some people do.
Im replacing the brick with stone in the next few weeks and also flanking the sides of the garage with stone veneer.
Also Painting the house and trim a completely different color this summer.

black797
2012-05-04, 11:22 AM
Instead of doing the thinner roof with the posts going to the ground, find a way to anchor the posts to the existing roof and mimic the other peaks pitch. Would free up a lot of room instead of having the entry way cluttered with posts.

whiteFCTII
2012-05-09, 11:57 AM
What is the dimension from the top of the gutter above the doorway to the bottom of the gutter on the other two pitched roofs?
Also what is the dimension from the door wall to the edge of the garage?

Im thinking a simple plywood flat roof that slightly slopes back to the door and stretches to the end of the garage would be best. You can use decorative 90 degree support legs that will screw/adhere to the walls and new roof. You can also put cheap soffit panels underneath to hide the plywood. Use shingles on the top as well.

If you give me some solid dimensions i can draw something up in CAD. :thumbsup:

PS i work for a roofing/sheet metal company. So i can get some professional advice.

JThompson
2012-05-09, 10:03 PM
Build a breeze-way like they have in a lot of businesses, banks, etc. haha

jasman18
2012-05-11, 08:07 PM
What is the dimension from the top of the gutter above the doorway to the bottom of the gutter on the other two pitched roofs?
7.5 inches
Also what is the dimension from the door wall to the edge of the garage?
9 feet deep from door to edge of garage, 6 feet wide entryway, 7.5 feet from concrete up to lowest gutter
http://upload.offensivex.com/images/cimg4801.jpg

Im thinking a simple plywood flat roof that slightly slopes back to the door and stretches to the end of the garage would be best. You can use decorative 90 degree support legs that will screw/adhere to the walls and new roof. You can also put cheap soffit panels underneath to hide the plywood. Use shingles on the top as well.

If you give me some solid dimensions i can draw something up in CAD. :thumbsup:
would love to see what you have in mind
[img]http://upload.offensivex.com/images/cimg4802.jpg

PS i work for a roofing/sheet metal company. So i can get some professional advice.

above

whiteFCTII
2012-05-15, 03:00 PM
Here is what i was thinking. Basically make the frame out of solid 2x2's and 1" thick plywood top sheet. On the ends use a 1x4 painted to match your existing house trim. Use decorative roof brackets like this http://www.architecturaldepot.com/BKT02X12X12RE-p-brackets-wood.html to anchor to your walls and paint them white to match the house. You can find cheap soffit panels and they just nail up. The end where it will be over your gutter you will want a drip edge which is also very cheap. The whole thing will only need to slope about 1/4" every 1'-0" so that is very minimal but enough to allow water to run off. Also caulk all the edges around the shingles so you dont get any water ponding or corrosion.

Here are two sections going across the middle and long ways. (i can email this if you need to see it more clearly)
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i271/JohnFC3S/Addroofdetails.jpg

jasman18
2012-05-15, 05:29 PM
What would you use to support the structure? How would you recommend to decorate the supports?

Any way to superimpose this onto the house from my pictures? (I can take a much higher def picture if that would help)

whiteFCTII
2012-05-16, 09:05 AM
What would you use to support the structure?
As in fasteners? i would countersink the roof brackets and drive lag screws into predrilled holes in your studs. For the frame use 90 degree brackets to fasten all the 2x2's together.

How would you recommend to decorate the supports?
I would just paint them to match your white exterior. Or if you feel creative, you can paint the center arch piece green to match your trim. Or vice versa

Any way to superimpose this onto the house from my pictures? (I can take a much higher def picture if that would help)
Unfortunately i dont have the program or the skills to photoshop that onto your picture. I wanted to do this from the beginning but am unable.


Hope this helps.

privatejoker
2012-05-19, 09:13 PM
I don't think there's a solution to this that doesn't involve major changes to the roof. Leave it alone because you will not make your money back when you sell. Throw some better lighting around that area and call it good.