Portico - looking for guidance

Old 06-14-18, 06:08 AM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: United States
Posts: 1
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Portico - looking for guidance


I'd like to build a small portico (small pitched roof over front door) of my house. Does anyone have a good step-by-step process and considerations for doing this against vinyl siding? I have vinyl siding, is the best practice to cut away the siding based on the designed frame? And then how to go about waterproofing the part where the frame meets the vinyl?

Thank you in advance
Old 06-14-18, 04:37 PM
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 4,877
Received 99 Votes on 87 Posts
Way more to it to do it right then you may think.
Got a picture of where you want the roof and an idea what style roof you want? (Gable, shed)
Siding needs to come off the wall no matter what style roof you want, not just cut.
Roof gets installed with flashing running up the wall (what type flashing depends on what style roof)] J molding at least 1" above the shingles, then recut the siding to fit.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title: