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Old 08-24-2014, 10:36 AM   #1
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i want a small'ish roof over my back door. say 6'x7'ish. i really like this one =
http://beyonddecks.com/wp-content/ga...s/129_2924.jpg
but i am nervous about it, i think i am, once again, over thinking this.
and/or i am turning into a scaredy cat. and my "minds eye" isn't working as well as it used to.

2 8" peers 3'+ deep. 4x4 treated posts and framing. bolted to the house.

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That is fairly simple to add to any existing structure.

It is basically a post pergola, just attached to the home by a ledger instead of a post supporting the attached side.

And 4x4 treated posts will suffice for a small one.


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Old 08-24-2014, 11:08 AM   #3
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just measured. 7' out and 6' wide.
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does this sound crazy ? all treated wood (except for top layer roof sheathing). using deck boards as the underside of the roof with plywood over top of that ? roofing felt in between ?
2x4" rafters ok or not ?
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The only thing that needs to be treated is the wood that touches concrete.

Prime and paint everything else and you will be fine.

I did something similar on a smaller scale for my front door.

This is what the roof over my front door used to look like. If it was raining, you got wet.



Then I built this. Roof line was complicated and I most likely over built the transitions to make sure it never leaks....but better safe than rooting.

Interesting thing....while I was building it, I had about 5-10 local residents stop and ask if I as a contractor. Over the next couple of years, we saw about 10 houses in the neighborhood do something similar. It really changes the look of the house.



Wow....looking back at those old pics made me go outside just now and take a pic....how the house has changed. And that is Noir our dog....doing as told and 'staying'.

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The only thing that needs to be treated is the wood that touches concrete.

Prime and paint everything else and you will be fine.

I did something similar on a smaller scale for my front door.

This is what the roof over my front door used to look like. If it was raining, you got wet.



Then I built this. Roof line was complicated and I most likely over built the transitions to make sure it never leaks....but better safe than rooting.

Interesting thing....while I was building it, I had about 5-10 local residents stop and ask if I as a contractor. Over the next couple of years, we saw about 10 houses in the neighborhood do something similar. It really changes the look of the house.



Wow....looking back at those old pics made me go outside just now and take a pic....how the house has changed. And that is Noir our dog....doing as told and 'staying'.

Looks good Dawg.
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Fix, if you just look at each step you need to take building that, it won't be so bad. Back when I would get a huge house to build, it would overwhelm me until I looked at each step, kinda like putting a puzzle together, then it didn't seem so bad at all.
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Fix, if you just look at each step you need to take building that, it won't be so bad. Back when I would get a huge house to build, it would overwhelm me until I looked at each step, kinda like putting a puzzle together, then it didn't seem so bad at all.
Good advice. This has always been my problem. I engage in trying to think the whole project through and end up confused and frightened.
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The only thing that needs to be treated is the wood that touches concrete.

Prime and paint everything else and you will be fine.
yes, i know, the one in my link looks great. but i am thinking that treated will match my deck, that would be right next to it. . a wise or dumb thought, idk.

you house looks great. if i may ask = how much did that raise your property taxs ?
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Fix, if you just look at each step you need to take building that, it won't be so bad. Back when I would get a huge house to build, it would overwhelm me until I looked at each step, kinda like putting a puzzle together, then it didn't seem so bad at all.
yeah, i know. when done, i will be hopefully kicking myself for being a sissy over it.
but at the same time, i am worried i would do something wrong and cause myself a bunch of greef. and i am wondering what type of roof or even if i should.
my minds eye needs glass's, doesn't work as well as it used to. and this is just some pimpy little roof.
damn, i have issues
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I would go with the same kind of roof you have on your home. Unless treated lumber has changed or they have come up with a new type of paint, I would think twice before using all treated lumber, paint don't stick well to treated lumber, also treated lumber twists, bows and cracks easily, not to mention harder to work with. JMHO

2X4s for rafters will be fine no wider than it will be. I like the one in the link you posted really well. build your frame work, then rafters, decking, trim, then roof.
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i have a hip roof, and i wouldn't want that for the door.
the other option is a flat slopped roof.
something like this http://groovexi.com/wp-content/uploa...tion-ideas.jpg
i'm not painting the deck, transparent stain only. i like to see the wood.

so, if i didn't use treated. what would i do with the posts ? as they would be on the piers. the brackets good enough ?
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Well.... That is even easier.....
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Use redwood posts instead, then use a clear finish.

of course the clear needs to be renewed more often, because it does not last long with U V on it.

But you still get to see wood, not paint.

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