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Clutchcargo 07-10-2007 06:59 PM

Rebuilding portico entryway
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I'm going to tear this entryway down and rebuild it. How do I properly attach it to the house? Beneath the trim is a 2x6 toenailed to the sheathing and the first rafter is nailed through the shingles to the house. Any ideas are appreciated.

Clutchcargo 07-11-2007 06:32 AM

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I was thinking of putting blocking between the studs in the house. That would give me something more than just the sheathing to nail into. Would that be enough to prevent it from pulling out? How about the use of some kind of hanger?

AtlanticWBConst. 07-11-2007 07:13 AM

Clutch, I know that you are going to get a permit for this.

When you dimantle the structure, you can study to see how it was installed.
(Make sure that you also have a well thought our plan on how to safely dismantle and remove it)

Also, review some information here that will help you a little (shed style roof, but the info. can still be helpful):,00.html

Got to run to work...

Clutchcargo 07-11-2007 09:14 AM

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Thanks for the link Atlantic, that will help. I did look at how this was originally installed. The main structure is nailed into the sheathing, that's why I have trepidations of simply copying what was done. If I wasn't residing the house, I would have simply replaced the rotted/ing pieces. I think the roof structure should be nailed to the house studs and be placed directly on the sheathing much like a ledger. They way it was done it was attached through the cedar shingles.

Edit Additional Pics:

Lately, the building office has been letting me get by with my existing permit on my additional creaping scope projects.

Edit: For anyone looking, I found this link,00.html
This happens to be exactly what I was thinking for how to tie a 3 sided frame into the house. The addition of the 2x6 braces using joist hangers attached to the house's structure is what I was having problems wrapping my head around.

Clutchcargo 07-13-2007 11:14 PM

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For my rebuild, I'm going to extend the gable end overhang over the top step.
I've done some research and the fly rafter (or barge rafter) looks like it's only supported by the ridge board, decking, and fascia trim, is that right?
How far can I extend this before I need ladders?

Finally, how do you flash the peak against the house?

As always I appreciate any answers, ideas, and comments.

Clutchcargo 07-15-2007 08:21 AM

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The original construction design had a prop supporting the set of rafters furthest away from the house. In reality it was disconnected and not supporting anything.
I want to design the new covered entryway with a cathedral ceiling and glass in the front top triangle. The idea for the glass is to have the house number reverse frosted on it.

The ceiling of the old entryway was suspended and not structural but the center prop looks like it was. Since the idea behind the center prop is to keep the walls from spreading, would a collartie be able to replace the center prop?


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