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how do I draw the plans to build a portico, over the front door?

I have to submit plans to the town of the portaco im putting over the front door, and I have no idea how to do it.  I took all the measurments, but dont know what size boards to use, or what anchors to use against house.  the railings have posts the will support it in the front.

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Posted 2014-02-01T03:53:20+0000  by jimsant512 jimsant512

Hey jimsant512,


Thanks for your question and welcome to the community!


Your best bet is to contact a local builder not just for materials to use, but for local building codes so that it can pass inspection successfully.


I know some areas require specific load bearing specs for holding the weight of snow, for example. This is why it's crucial to contact a local licensed builder who can walk you through the process.


If its available in your area, we have a program called RedBeacon that puts you in contact with several pros in your area who can give you multiple FREE quotes without having you to commit to paying anything.


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Please update us on your progress, and let us know if you have any further questions.




Posted 2014-02-01T15:30:49+0000  by Joseph_HD_ATL
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