roof over porch
I want to put a roof over an existing front porch
. Do I need to tear the exsisting roof down to the trusses? Or is there an easier way? the porch is 15x8
View related: Leaky Porch Roof2011-10-25 03:16:53I have a shingled porch roof that is leaking in several places up to about the middle of the roof. The roof has very little pitch to it. We want to reroof the porch, but can't increase the pitch without making the ceiling too low. (We want to close the porch in for a sunroom.) What type of roof should we use?...
Where porch roof meets wood siding2011-11-17 05:18:29Hi folks. I'm a newbie. I have an old house and had to put a roof on the whole house right away. Problem is when I hired the roofer to do the main part of the house the small front porch had water damage and was leaking in a number of places and the siding right above the porch roof is obviously damaged and needs replacing and the porch itself needed repair. The roofer advised that it was no problem to put the roof on the porch anyway and cheaper for me to do it now. Well, the flashing was put over the siding and the porch repairs will necessitate supporting this new roof while doing repairs and or ripping it off, and the porch seems worse, too -- maybe the weight of the roof? Shame on me for agreeing to get the porch done and not seeing the problems (I don't live on the property and there was water running into the house and I make a decision) . . . but shouldn't this be repaired by the roofer? It also makes me doubt the integrity of the whole roof (and the roofer). Thoughts?...
Porch roof2011-11-01 13:08:55with out harping on what I am doing has anyone any idea how to gauge the length of a rafter set at 35deg on my proposed porch roof, and where the birdsmouth should be cut along the rafter. Depth of porch 1m from house to outside porch wall. Or will the rafter measure be an on site job?
The tiles will be interlocking with min pitch of 35deg.
thanks in anticipation Greengrass...
Accessing wall above porch2011-10-25 20:33:54I need some help with a problem I have.
We renovated our house a couple of years ago and installed wiring for the alarm system. I drilled a hole for the wire that would go to the out door bell box and fed the wire out.
We have since built a porch below where the wire comes out of the wall. I now need to be able to get to the wire and install a bell box but the porch is in the way.
The porch has a pitched roof with a small area in front of the door (about 1.5m), on the left hand side the garden is at the same level as the porch but on the right hand side there is quite a drop to the garage. The picture below will explain it a lot better.
The easiest option would be to hire a cherry picker but I am looking at around £200 for a job that should take 10 minutes.
I dont think I can reach where the wire is from the window above the porch as it opens the wrong way.
any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Ideas for adding porch roof...pics!2011-11-20 10:49:05I want to add a porch extension that would cover the exposed area shown in the pic (enclosed by the two brick sidewalls). I am very clear on adding ledger/even cutting back rafters if needed for the back of the porch, but have no clue what to do on the sides.
Of course the gutters will be removed, the slope of the porch roof can be code minimum or I can build whatever you guys suggest (Louisiana, no snow, just rain).
So how do i tie the new porch roof into the two side roofs! Any suggestions to make this work would be greatly appreciated.
Cant get the big picture to show, but it is in link in 2nd post...thanx...
Porch Roof on Bunglaow with Big Eaves2013-01-19 01:57:24I am hoping to add a pitched roof porch to an uneven U-shape bungalow. My idea is that 3 sides of the porch are formed by the bungalow walls, closing in part of the 'U', but not sure how this will work because of the eave overhang of the bungalow roof. A 3D view of the bungalow may help here
The porch roof may be tiled or glass - undecided on that - but shown transparent in the image. The gap of the U is 2.5m wide. It seems it needs box gutters on either side, receiving rain water from both house and porch, but how do I support them? Do I need extra side walls? It is the detailing of how the guttering and eaves will work that is bothering me. Is a porch feasible without major changes to the existing roof?
Anyone done anything like this, or got any suggestions?...
Front Porch Roof Angle2011-10-27 04:52:46We recently had an 'A' design porch roof installed over our existing front porch. The contractor was unable to match the angle of the porch roof to the existing 'A' angles of the house roof because of a large window located above the porch. We are not happy with the result and are wondering what course of action to take and plan to do the work ourselves. Should we cut the 8' columns down to 7' and bring the roof down to get closer to the angle we need; should we plan a different type of roof altogether; or just live with it the way it is. Is this an issue that could affect the ability to sell our home if not corrected? We would really appreciate your honest opinions/suggestions. A picture is attached....
what tiles for very low pitch porch2011-10-25 13:35:27Good evening everybody,
I live in a bungalow and we have a little porch on the side of the property, it is 10ft long (parallel with bungalow) but only 4ft wide, due to boundary fence. the present roof is felted on ply and does not leak, the felt just goes under the soffit/fascia.
Looking to the future, I would prefer to tile the porch by extending the rafters on the bungalow roof.
It is a fifties bungalow with small plain marley tiles, pitch =38 degrees, but the best I could get on porch is about 12 degrees ish, maybe just a tad more if I lower porch wall plate by a course of brick.
What tiles should I use if it can be done?
Any advice would be most welcome, Thanks....
Shingling around a peak2011-11-06 09:02:08I have a low pitch roof on a bungalow. On the front, there is a porch with the peak opposite to the roof peak. How do I match the shingle pattern from one side of the porch peak to the other? I start on one side, and work my way towards the valley formed by the porch roof. I am flashing the valley, so I make my cuts up the valley channel. Now, how do I know how to continue on the other side of the porch so the shingles will match once I get higher than the porch peak? I attached a picture of a similiar roof, as I don't have any of the actual roof. I am using 3 tab shingles.
Any help is appreciated.
Help roofing back porch2011-10-26 12:57:12I am putting a new roof on my 12 x 24 back porch and have a few questions.
1. I figured I need 3 squares and maybe 1 bundle of shingles. Is this correct?
2. What is the best way to make sure the transition from the porch to the house does not leak. The roof on the house is only 2 months old and I don't want to cause any problems with it. The original flashing is still there. Do I need to make sure I get all of the old porch shingles out or will it hurt if a few inches are left up under the regular roof shingles?
Thanks for any advice....
new porch roof to existing home2011-11-21 16:28:39A friend of mine asked me to redo her porch. I said Ok. Now on top of that she wants a roof put over the porch. the porch is easy, and I have done roofs before but I want to see if im doing this right. It also might sound choppy.
The basic dimensions are 5 x 8 for the porch. I am going to support the roof with 4x4 attached to footings. The house has an existing gable roof. I am going to attach the new roof on the peek side. I am going to use 2x6 as roof joist. I am going take off the existing siding and attach the 2 first roof joists to the house (do i attach the directly under the facia on the existing roof?) Then I am going to start framing off of there. I am going to place 1/2 plywood and then paper then the shingles. What do i do up against the house to avoid water buildup?
Like i said choppy...
porch roof pitch2011-11-01 00:39:35can any one tell me how to determine roof pitch on a porch .Is it a case of what looks right, or is there a rule of thumb .The porch will be roughly 2000 x 2000 .door will be 2100 with a soldier course on top....
porch Roof2011-11-01 16:59:04Hi All
My brother and his mate have nearly built me a porch and i have to do the roof work.
I want it to slope upto the house from the front of the porch then i want to carry it on all across my front window.
I have done a diagram of the side view but without the wall at the side please could someone have a look and tell me is that correct before i go ahead
Sorry if picture is too big
Steel Roof Leak2011-10-25 07:35:23I have a tiny home with a steep pitch steel roof. This summer I have added a 3 season porch on the front. I matched the steel on the roof. Porch is 9 feet deep and 12 feet long. Put a steel flashing that goes under the house roof 6 inches and over the porch roof 6 inches. The porch roof is a slope roof. If I am saying it right I did 1/12 slope. I was getting a leak on the drip rail of the house roof in my porch. I foamed under the flashing of the porch. Still leaking. So I lifted the house steel and did the tar tape stuff 45 inches wide, one layer across at the top of the flashing onto the shingles that were under the steel and another layer below that under on the flashing to seal it. Still leaking off the drip rail of the house roof. I want to finish up the interior bits and pieces of the porch and do not want to get it wet. Winter is coming. This is frustrating. I am lost and need some direction / suggestions please and thanks....
Leaking Roof Where House Meets Porch2011-11-08 03:32:26Hi all! I believe that I need to do some minor roof repair involving sealing up a couple of leaking areas. I have a problem with water leaking through the roof in two places different places.
One place is where the previous owners added on a screen porch and apparently didn't seal it well enough. The water here leaks down into the screen porch right where it meets the main part of the house. This pretty much soaks the porch during a hard rain. The home inspector mentioned to me that the sealant (not sure if that is the correct term) should have been spread over the entire screen porch roof, when in fact, it is only covering the seam of the porch and the house.
The other leak lets water into the bathroom right around the exhaust fan opening.
I took pictures (from the roof) of both of these areas and have attached them here. Is there some sort of roof sealant that I can buy to fix these areas? Any assistance would be great, thanks!
- the first pic shows the seam between the porch and the house roof. The porch extends to the right and the ouse extends to the left. It butts up against a chimney. The second pic is of the top of the exhaust of the bathroom.
Concrete tiling a small porch2013-03-10 05:22:45Hi, I'm about to build a permitted development porch between the garage, back door and garden. I want to use concrete tiles on the roof to match the existing building.
The porch will be 3 metres long and 1 metre wide.
Do I need to provide ventilation in the roof as I was intending just to fit insulation between the rafters and then put a ceiling directly to the underside.
What to Use for Flat Roof that will be Used as a Porch?2011-10-26 12:19:05What material can my contactor use to make a flat roof inhabitalbe? We will be grilling, walking and sitting on outdoor furniture out there. It is a covered porch and will have its own roof.
I have a contractor that agreed with me to build a 16x16 2-story porch onto my home for a certain price. The lower porch will be flush with the lower level and completely enclosed, and the upper level will have its own roof which will tie into the roofline (a reverse gable end).
Today we discovered that he thought he was only to be making the upper level porch with just a rubber roof which cannot be walked on a regular basis, let alone have outdoor furniture on it.
He said that he will need to raise the price based on whatever solution he comes up with. I am close to just scrapping the whole project but if I knew of a cheap way to create a water-proof floor on that second level porch, I'd be willing to pay an extra $500.
So is there a way to construct a 2nd floor porch so it's open air (but covered) and won't leak that can be used as outdoor space?
Thank you for any ideas. -Tony17112acst
Here's the drawing and then the photo that gave me the idea....
fixing a sagging porch roof2011-11-23 15:17:58I have a porch that runs 3/4 the length of my house. It was added to the original structure with the roof resting at a reduced angle on the original roof. I had to replace the center supporting beam on the porch which was rotting. I have noticed for the last two years that the center of the roof over the porch was sagging. How can I repair this without doing a complete roof repair? I am trying to sell my house and cannot afford a complete roof job. The roof has not had any recorded leaks....
Need Advice for Screened-Porch Roof2011-11-17 19:49:15I am in the planning stages of building a deck with a screened porch. The deck will be free-standing, so my question is this: Can I tie the roof of the screened porch into the existing roof of a cantilevered section of the house? Anyone??? I'm lost here....
Replacing flat concrete porch roof with pitched roof2012-11-11 21:31:26Hi,
We're getting an existing flat concrete porch roof replaced with a more standard pitched roof as part of our porch re-working.
The fact the existing roof is concrete was only discovered by the roofer on the day he came to do his work. He said that he would have to break it up and remove it to continue building the roof.
The porch company's surveyor's answer is that the concrete porch can remain and that the new roof can be constructed around it. Of course this is probably because it will cost them a lot to remove the concrete safely (and probably necessitate removing and reinstalling the new porch frontage). They can moan all they like about the extra cost but we have a signed contract that was agreed after he had done his survey so I don't see why we would have to pay for their mistake... but that's an aside.
So my question is - is this actually a viable, reasonable solution - to leave the existing concrete flat roof (around 4ftx2ft) in (stripped of felt, etc), with the pitched roof built around and over it?
There is some wood that is between the roof and the porch frontage that is a little rotten, and IMO should definitely be replaced - which would have been replaced if the roof was completely removed beforehand.
I do have to ask them if their corner support pole is strong enough for a slab of concrete as well as a roof.
Any answers with good arguable reasons would be greatly appreciated!