Homeowners can install a cover over a porch not visible from the curbside of the home. However, it is best to design a porch cover that is solidly built so that one day can be closed if desired. Taken line of porch should harmonize with the roof lines of the house. Construct a veranda that will add to your home’s total market value by investing time to plan all the details.
Purchase books and magazines that feature entry. Review types of porch roof lines, including hip roof design and sloping porch covers. Make sketches to see what kind of porch cover will complement the look of the house and existing roof lines. Draw a metal roof porch covers that will look as if it has always been a part of the house. Plan to create a veranda roof that slopes at least 30 degrees. Design the cover to throw water and snow so avoid building a flat roof. Making sketches of roof framing should be built with bars no longer apart than 24 inches. Design the frame porch cover using 2-by-6-inch timber boards or larger.
Design porch frames that must be covered with 1/2-inch exterior-grade plywood. Cover plywood with roofing and asphalt shingles. Design roof hanger on the porch and a roof rack to mix with the current hills and gutters of the home. Consider a plan to bolt the porch to the house frames. Do not use screws to secure roof rails because the porch cover will be heavy.