Portico Kit, Home Improvement Front Door, Arched Entryway



welcome to portico design kit this kid measures 7 foot wide and is designed to fit flatteringly over a 3o door first step to getting started is to remove the shingles or the new portico is to be installed cut back plywood on the roof to install an 8 inch lvl beam the beauty of installing this kit on a cake is you can use the knee wall and a common rafter to connect the ridge beam – this allows you to have a sturdy cantilever to support the rest of your kit assai let's cut through the exterior sheathing to accept the to buy a lvl fascia board now we can get to the business of installing the rafters the rafters are made from CDX plywood the gable is made from a composite material the rafters and finished gable are cut on a CNC machine to ensure precision fit the finished soffit measures ten and a half inches which is wide enough to accept columns for applications they require them for support this reflects the versatility of the portico kit it can be installed on a ranch Cape or colonial can be integrated into a roof or installed flat against the wall using columns for support the portico gable and the beadboard ceiling are next to install the gable as a dado cut to accept the three-eighths inch beadboard ceiling the beadboard is cut to run 1/2 inch long on both sides of the dado this will be trimmed flush later connect the cable to the beadboard and install the two together as a unit rather than trying to install them separately this will require two sets of hands to lift into place fasten the gable end to the ridge beam and fascia support screw to beat boards the bottom of the curved rafters the holes can be filled and painted over later on ceiling lights and wiring should be done before the roof sheathing is installed half inch by 12 inch vented soffit and a 1 by 8 composite fascia are provided with this kit and this install we chose to use the standing seamless roof material to add character and some distinction to the portico roofing material does not come with the kit you may choose to use standard asphalt roofing with the portico or any roofing material you might ordinarily use when roofing your house ornamental non-structural brackets or additives install for appearance purposes only the last bit of detail is finishing the beadboard ceiling when installing the beadboard let 1/2 inch or so overhang the gables once the soffit is installed a 3/8 inch piece of ASIC should be bonded to the ceiling then planed off to form a 3/4 inch end to the ceiling you

5 Comments

  • SicksOneZer0

    April 12, 2019

    Very nice video, thanks. I will be sending you a picture shortly… oh look a crybaby snowflake call for help troll it telling me to call a carpenter.. lol.

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  • Christopher andrew

    April 12, 2019

    no kit necessary.
    call a real Carpenter

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  • Portico Kit

    April 12, 2019

    Tracy, Send me a picture of the front of your house to [email protected] I am alway happy to help with solutions.

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  • Tracy Mitchell

    April 12, 2019

    Curious, what if your center of door line is nearly halfway between 2 rafters or a little offset of center between two rafters, then how do you install a cantilever for the peak of the Portico porch?  Do you have another example or video showing this or a link to a site that explains how this is accomplished in detail?  Thanks for any help, I'm serious about the kit

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  • margeeme

    April 12, 2019

    Nice video, very informative. Thanks!

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