I want to build a front porch with a flat roof and railings. I believe the correct term is "widow's walk" although this will not be on top of our roof or used to walk on. Purely a cosmetic porch but will also keep rain off of us while keying at the front door.
I hope someone can give good advice or point me in the right direction. I've never seen plans for this and have scoured the internet. So I figure it would be the same theory as building a deck, with two columns and a small framed deck. Does anyone know where/how/if these things are sloped for water run-off? Also, what type of roofing material is used on the flat section?
I would like to have NO exposed wood also. I would prefer to have everything wrapped in vinyl, aluminum, or equivalent. My house is south facing and all the wood surfaces peel every year.
Thanks in advance
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