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Home > Products > Porches - START HERE! > ONLINE PORCH GUIDE > Determining Your Needs > Which porch is best for your house? > 1-story, low front eave, with raised roof section

1-story, low front eave, with raised roof section


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Houses with low front eaves can have very attractive porches providing adequate headroom is maintained at front eave of new porch roof.

1-story, low front eave, eith raised roof section (Porch Photo 67)
Raised Roof Section

Our previous 'low existing eave' examples illustrated three options:
1. Shed-style (single plane) roof attached directly to existing house eave. See first house example, Option #1.

2. Start porch roof on main roof. See first house example, Option #2.

3. Construct new roof ridge perpendicular to main roof. See first house example, Option #3.

The solution shown above could be considered Option #4. Porch roof is elevated above the main roof and extends up and over the house, where a covered back porch can be included, if desired.

Height of elevated roof above main roof determines how deep porch can be without sacrificing headroom at front edge of porch. This solution is most cost effective when included during initial house construction. If done initially, the raised roof can also accommodate a cathedral ceiling inside.

This solution is very appropriate for older modular homes with very shallow roof pitches, where adding a porch is sometimes not otherwise possible.


Porch Roof Option #4 (Porch Photo 67)

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.



Another example ...




Porch Photo 160
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