My wife's grandfather wants me to build a small gabled roof over his sliding door. I was wondering if anybody had any good design ideas. This house is a re - muddled "contraption" that some hacks have worked on in the past (myself included, remodeled their kitchen, 1st job on my own) I want something that doesn't look slapped together, but it can't be too ornate. It's a simple home, used to be A-frame, now a low pitched gable. Obviously this small roof is not on the gable side. Has ship lapped siding & the slider is approx. 6ft. long. Will be using 4 x 4's for angle braces. Would appreciate any good design ideas, couldn't find aany in the photo gallery. Been looking at a few around my area, but most look like cheesy afterthoughts that stick out like a sore thumb. Any rules for proper poportions. As always, I appreciate everyone's input.