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1-story, low front eave, with gable

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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, with gable (Porch Photo 11)
Before adding new porch

Our previous 'low existing eave' example illustrated three options:

1. Shed-style (single plane) roof attached directly to the existing house eave. The existing main eave height limits the possibilities with this solution. See first house example, Option #1.

2. Start porch roof on the main roof to allow new porch eave to maintain same height as original house eave. See first house example, Option #2.

3. Construct a new roof ridge perpendicular to the main roof. With this option you can maintain a new porch eave that's the same height as the original house eave. It also permits whatever depth porch you wish. See first house example, Option #3.

The 'Before' house pictured above already had a roof gable and a concrete slab patio. The owners wisely chose Option #3. By merely extending the existing gable forward over the existing patio, they created a lovely porch.

Porch Roof Option #3 (Porch Photo 11)
Porch Roof Option # 3

The owners wrote: "Our home is 2,000 square feet. It just didn't look finished till the front porch was built. Had a BBQ w/beer & wine. My friends and family built the porch in 10 hours. Everyone in our little hamlet of 812 people just love it. Thank you so much for adding the finishing touches to our home."
- B. Wallace, AZ
PS - I built the weather vane.

Another example ...

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