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Measure the width of the porch, and mark the center of the measurement with a piece of tape that's easily visible.
Mark the wall to get proper height. Use two levels to transfer the line on the porch to the soldier's course over the doorway. Also mark it with a piece of tape.
Locate the center point on the canopy's frame and mark it as well. With the measurements marked, it's time to position and secure the canopy. Align the marks and mark the anchor locations in the mortar joints of the bricks. Mark the sides where a mortar joint meets the copper edge trim.
Raise the canopy back into position and mark the hole locations in the mortar joints using a masonry bit. Pre-drill all the mounting holes and insert wall anchors.
Secure the canopy to the house using 1-1/2" stainless steel screws. Work across the top, and then down the sides.
Pre-drill the 1 x 2 brace along the bottom of the canopy frame, staying in-line with the mortar joints. Tighten 2-1/2" coated masonry screws through the bracing.
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