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Porch Photo 67
Adding a porch to long, low pitched roofs can be challenging. If the porch roof starts at the existing house eave, headroom at the front edge of the porch can suffer.
The solution shown here elevates the porch roof above the main roof and extends it up and over the house. That also accommodates a covered porch in the back yard, if desired. Height of porch roof above main roof determines how deep porch can be without sacrificing any headroom at the front edge of the porch.
This type of porch roof construction is particularly appropriate for older modular homes with very shallow roof pitches, where adding a porch is sometimes otherwise not possible at all.
If the porch is included with initial construction, the raised roof can accommodate a cathedral ceiling inside.
Although not present here, when individual rafters are used (as opposed to roof trusses), the porch ceiling can be installed to the bottom of the rafters to create more height under the porch. This saves having to install porch ceiling joists. It will also add height to the front wall of the house, creating a very gracious entry.
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