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Old 05-18-2013, 07:42 PM   #16
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How to build an awning over this door?


You have an out swing door---that must be able to swing open without hitting your porch cover.

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Old 05-18-2013, 08:22 PM   #17
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If the awning slopes down it needs to clear the door.
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:27 PM   #18
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We need to think way outside the norm on this.

How about 4 posts with it'a own gable end roof, have it overlap the trailer roof but not attach to house - leave a gap and put eavestrough on house.
Could even do a shed roof that say goes up 2 feet on the house roof then comes out say 6' more - total of 8', still with eavestrough on house above door.

Kinda a freestanding roof, small square/rectangle gazebo that happens to be right next to the house.
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:20 PM   #19
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thanks for the input. i was not planning to have much of a slope, only enough to let rain roll off. i will work on my plans for this and see what comes from it
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Please show us what you come up with. I know we can be a pain, but we honestly do want to help.
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Old 05-19-2013, 12:08 AM   #21
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The simplest/best I can think of is to have 2 posts that are the height of the existing roof at the outside edge of the landing/deck, then 2 posts about 6" away from the trailer that are the height needed to have the roof at the same slope/angle as the existing (so these will be above the level of eave on the trailer) Frame your roof on these, a simple shed roof.
Imagine something like this only smaller right next to the trailer, if you use hardware to connect the posts to the beams you may not need the braces.
Put eaves trough above the door.
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that is actually quite similar to what i was envisioning, just smaller and watersealed where it meets the trailer. i am still looking at options for the waterseal
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:58 AM   #23
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Don't waterseal it to the trailer.
Make it so it is higher then the trailer where it meats the trailer so the outside eave is the same height as the trailer.
Keep the posts that are against the trailer say 6" away from the trailer.
Put eavestrough above the door so that water does not run down your back as you open the door.
This would be a free standing structure right next to the trailer about 6" away from it with the roof overlapping above the trailer but not connected to it.
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We need to think way outside the norm on this.
How about this?

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im sorry but i dont see how building something 6" away from the house will keep water away from the door. It seems to me that during a downpour, water would be cascading between this structure and the house and soak anyone who attempts to go inside. I dont have gutters or eaves, you can see in the original photo that its just a simple fitted roof. Unless i put a channel on the side of the trailer sort of like a gutter and wedge the edge of the structure's roof under the channel, thats the only way i see that this would work. Is that what you are referring to as an eavestrough?
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I believe in some areas they are referred to as gutters.

This would keep the rain off your neck
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ok that makes more sense. thanks
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Just noticed this in another thread. Would this system work for you? As long as no snow load and flashed back up under the house shingles.


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