Originally Posted by yrhi
I am preparing to build a mahogany front porch on my house and I have a question about the entryway. The elevation from the door's threshold down to the walkway my steps will sit on is 22.5" I am trying to decide if I want to run the flooring to sit just below the threshold, or to have a step up into the front door. Either way I am providing the proper pitch away from the house. Hope this makes sense. Any thoughts? And if your suggestion is to have a step up into the front door, what does code require for a minumum and maximum height for that step?
We have have a few Bob's on this post
. Bob M has a good point. But I feel if the front porch has a complete roof covering over it I like to keep the porch floor on top of the decking. which is done with your much older homes. if the area by the door will receive rain and snow then you will be much better to keep it down to some degree as Bob M. suggested.
When you design this take into consideration your ledger board, you would be better off bolting into your house rim joist. could you post a picture of the front of the house?. BOB