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Building a Portico

Adding a portico to a front entrance gives a home a sophisticated look.

  • Time

  • Price Range

  • Easy/Moderate

    Moderate

Give the front entrance of your home a new look with a decorative and practical portico. The experts show how to tie-in to your house frame and build the base to the portico roof. Then they show how to cut the rafters and ridge board, sheet and shingle the roof and secure the portico with pre-cast columns.

Build a portico with a shingled roof to give the front entrance of your home a new look.

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  • Time

    Under Half Day

  • Price Range

    $250 - $500

  • Easy/Moderate

    Moderate

How to Build a Portico Frame

The first step in building a portico is building the frame.

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  • Time

    Under Half Day

  • Price Range

  • Easy/Moderate

    Moderate

How to Frame the Roof of a Portico

Adding a portico with a roof is a great addition to the front of a home.

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  • Time

    Day

  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Easy/Moderate

    Moderate

How to Shingle a Portico Roof

Adding shingles to a portico roof protects a patio.

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