Ensure that your porch and home can cope with the extra weight of a roof, as it needs to be strong and stable.
Next, its time to figure out the rise and run of your roof.
Instead of a single small step, this porch now features a wraparound step made out of the same lumber. .
On the six-foot step ladder, drill two holes at top, through both the screen frame and the ceiling cleat.
Grab a saw and make notches in the top of the posts to 1-12 inches deep and 9-12 inches high.
Square is a roofing industry term that refers to 100 square feet of shingles.
. . Once the first layer is down, roll out the next layer, working your way up toward the roof ridge.
. and screw temporary blocks behind it. ) and nail the first board into place. Install rows progressively upward until you reach the side of the house. Most porch roofs use 2x6 or 2x8 rafters that form an upside down V across the ridge beam. Initially, we were going to remove the cement step but decided that it was in decent shape and would provide a solid base for the new wider step, so we left the existing stairs.
Step 1 Frame the deck support system and joists.
May 7, 2019 Set a full-length deck board to overhang the joists by 1-12 in.
Step 13 Build the Porch Roof.
Use this step-by-step guide to learn how to build a porch roof from start to finish.
Here I am going to show you how to build a typical gable roof that most small houses have.