How should this porch look?

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Old 08-02-18, 11:52 AM
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How should this porch look?

Hi all,
I am in the process of building a monument sign for my business and would like for the porch of my shop/storefront building to coordinate with it as much as possible. What design would you suggest?
This is a mockup of the sign and one I have been playing with on the building. Thanks!
 
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Old 08-02-18, 11:55 AM
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While I like the stacked stone and the columns, I don't care for that proposed gable at all. IMO it would look better with the same siding on that new gable.
 
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Old 08-02-18, 12:06 PM
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I was thinking of tearing off the vinyl siding and applying mud to that too. What do you think?
 
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Old 08-02-18, 01:21 PM
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That might help, the top half of the bottom pic as is now just isn't appealing to me.
 
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Old 08-02-18, 01:25 PM
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You need WAY more headroom than that above your door and windows or it will feel chlostrophobic under there. If you kept that design it would need to be pushed up as high as possible (no siding above... only flashing) because 7ft off the ground is too low. The 4 columns also make it look a little too crowded. 2 (at the corners only) would look better... keeps it wide open.

You might also consider the open king post truss look with black iron tie plates instead.
 
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Old 08-03-18, 03:53 AM
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I noticed your handicap parking sign. Be sure to check your state's accessibility code to see what, if anything, you need for sideroom on the latch side of the door. Not sure the pillars would meet accessibility code in MN.
 
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Old 08-31-18, 11:26 AM
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ok thanks....................................
 
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Old 08-31-18, 02:35 PM
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ADA regulations also dictate the height of those signs. I think they require a tube to 42" and the sign height is insanely tall, like 7' or something. I forget exactly.
 
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