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Awning ideas for exterior stairwell

tibbetts's picture

My house has an exterior stairwell to the basement that was probably installed after the house was built (no concrete header over the doorway--see pic). I want to install some sort of awning over it because there's no drain at the bottom. The plan is to remove pipe railings, attach a few 4x4 beams, and put up a shingled or polycarbonate roof out past the width of the stairwell, leaving the sides open. The only problem that I can see is that the bathroom window (on the top right) is just under 7' to the base, and any awning would have little or no slope underneath it if I want to walk under it without stooping. Any ideas? Should I think more grandly and put the awning over the windows instead, making them jut out much further?

(post #61358, reply #1 of 1)

Unless you have a hewavy snowfall, the polycarbonate in the two or three ply would be substantial and not need much slope.

 

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