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Old 09-22-2010, 11:44 PM   #1
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The stucco of my house has been stripped down and I am going to redo the stucco.
Before that, I want to build a front door entrance cover like this:

(I found this picture on internet.)

However I don't have a clue where to start. How much does it cost to ask for somebody to make a drawing like this for me? Or where should I start to look for the right personal to help?


BTW, I live in bay area. Thanks a lot for any suggestion!!

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it's a simple "shed roof" supported by brackets underneath and a ledger on the house, with terra cotta shingles.

all you really need to figure out is the design of your brackets, both spec'd for size/load, as well as material and shape, and the design of your fascia or trim along the outer edge.

from there it's a simple shed roof.

not sure if those pilasters are serving any structural purpose of supporting the brackets, or if they're just decorative. i would guess decorative, and the brackets are bolted onto the studs.

good luck.

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Considering you live in earthquake country, you would need a structural engineer or an architect.
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Does anyone recommend a carpenter or architect to help this project? Or can anyone give me a detailed drawing? It doesn't have to be exactly the same. I would love to pay for a doable one.
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Does anyone recommend a carpenter or architect to help this project? Or can anyone give me a detailed drawing? It doesn't have to be exactly the same. I would love to pay for a doable one.
Any worthwhile,"detailed" drawings would come from an engineer or an architect based on the locales building requirements.
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