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Old 03-26-2012, 12:33 PM   #1
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Finally closed on my house! Each time I visit I find more and more projects. I've at least narrowed it down to the first project I would like to complete.

Water will run off the overhang above the front door and land on the concrete stairs and they have essentially turned to dust. Any ideas on what can be done with this to divert the water while keeping good aesthetics as much as possible?
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May want to take a picture in the day time so we can see it. Your is all black.

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Yeah I know. I usually don't get out there until later after work.

Can you at least make out the basic concept of what is constructed?

It is basically a small sloped roof over the front stairs and landing. Unfortunately it is sloped towards the sidewalk/stairs instead of sloping to the sides of the landing.

Short of rebuilding the overhang to resemble a typical roof structure I really don't know what do do with it.

I'll try to get to the house earlier tonight so I can get a picture in the light.
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A gutter will solve your problem. However, it will certainly take away from the aesthetics.
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I've considered that too, however, like you said, it will just make this thing even uglier. If I could find some siding I would just rip this thing off entirely.
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Take the siding from another side of the house where you patch it and it won't be as noticeable. If you have a small wall or section perhaps reside the entire wall and use the pieces removed for patching.
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I've considered that too, however, like you said, it will just make this thing even uglier. If I could find some siding I would just rip this thing off entirely.
Hard to see in your pic, but, it looks like you have an overhang with the roof
and gutters above, which is good. Not sure what you have for siding, is it vinyl? I would look at option to remove it. Or, replace with a larger overhang to divert water away from steps. Need to see house more clearly, to determine if that makes more sense. Is this a colonial or ranch style home?

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