Front entrance awning concept suggestions?

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Old 01-14-19, 06:38 PM
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Front entrance awning concept suggestions?

Hello all and thanks for having me here at these forums.

Our front doors and porch receive a fair amount of water when it rains. I'm trying to figure out how to cover them so little to no water reaches the doors and patio. I've looked at awnings on Amazon, but believe I'll need to construct a covering with lattice or a trellis type feature on the top. I still want no water on the porch and front doors.

Does anyone have leads to a product or design we can use for our entryway? Thank you in advance.
 
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Old 01-14-19, 07:31 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Where are you located....... are there snow issues and loads to consider ?
 
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Thank you for the welcome.
Bay Area california. No snow issues. A lot of wind, though and it blows the rain into to this area.
I've been considering something like this design, we really don't like they overall appearance
 
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It's nice in that it lets the light in. Your problem is you have the gutters which eliminates most of the mounting locations. At least it doesn't need to support snow. I'll think on it and there will be others passing thru.
 
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I think you would need an elevated and oversized awning, mounted on standoffs a few feet above the roof.
 
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@ Pete - agreed about natural illumination. What about pressure-treated beams secured through the stucco and studs on the left and right walls (under the eaves and rain gutters) and some type of trellis formation across the open area. would there be enough support in the middle over the doors and steps? Thanks, Pete.

@ xsleeper, sounds interesting. Would it look odd? Are the examples somewhere online?

Thanks both of you for the suggestions.

Here are some other ideas I've been looking at:

The standing poles on this model look a bit...temporary and not secure


I do like this design, but not sure if my wife's on board for it.




I like this one best, but the middle support will most likely not work with the door and door frame. Amazon dimensions state it's 11 inches high. There's about 6-7 inches of clearance between my door frame and the bottom of the rain gutter.
 

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https://goo.gl/images/QL7XjX

Same idea but you can see how a cover could be mounted above the roof. Can't say how it will look, it's not my idea to cover it, it's yours. If you want it to look like something you'd probably need to get a designer or architect involved. And it would likely cost a small fortune.

you have nothing to mount all those examples on.
 
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@ xsleeper. hey, that looks interesting. My wife even likes it. I've never before seen one mounted like that. What search words did you use to get that result?

On my examples, I was figuring to mount them on the stucco wall near around the front door. That's not possible, huh?

Thank you for the link.
 
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Old 01-14-19, 09:53 PM
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No, there is not enough room for most of those and you would probably feel like ducking under them even if they fit because of the low headroom.

For more examples of roof mounted systems, go to Google and search for skylift roof riser, or ezy roof riser, then click images.
 
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XSleeper, didn't even consider the height issue. Makes complete sense.
I'll start researching with those search words. Dude, Thank you!
 
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Also "gable roof awnings".
 
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For sure, I'll check that out, too.
Thanks!
 
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Hey guys, this project remains unfulfilled as I can't find a business that offers the aluminum cover as shown in previous posts.

So I'm considering creating a structure myself - a trellis/pergola type of build. The height of the posts would extend up past the roof and rain gutter line, topped with beams and then smaller cross-beams. Over our porch area, I would attach some the corrugated PVC covering - translucent. Here's my diagram. Question - how far off a post can I extend a beam. Is 6'-7' too far?
 
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That depends on the size and type of your beam and the load that is overhanging.
 
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Old 09-05-20, 10:35 PM
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Daveleeander, thanks for the feedback. 2 x 10. Possibly 16' long. Mounted on top of them perhaps 2x2 crossbeams with corrugated PVC over the porch.
 
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Could a structure without posts be possible? Mount beams along the exterior walls, with smaller cross beams (2x2?) spanning over the porch and walkway?
 
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Okay, I"m going to beat this dead horse about post-less covering. Below is a quick concept of what I would like to do. If I went with this build, orange beams are 2" x 2", but what dimensions of lumber would be the black and red beams?
 
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