Little roof oveer the door of my garage

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    I have a garage that I have yet to put siding on. I have also yet to install eavestroughs as well.

    The rain (and snow in the winter) makes going through the man door annoying.

    I was thinking of installing a small roof over the door, sloping to one side of the door

    Anyone ever do this? How?
     
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    Something like both, just sloping one way. Then I can get to it and not walk under the rain pouring off the roof.
     
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    I would want to add a gutter, regardless to keep the added water from running down the siding at the wall. Flashing at the siding is important to keep the water from getting behind the siding.
     
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    Right now, there is not any siding on the garage. Next spring is when I will be putting siding on. (I need to let my funds rebuild.) Even after the siding is installed, and the gutters are put up, I still want to have this in place.

    Can I just build it on the ground and then screw it into place?
     
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    The flashing is installed with the shingles or other roofing. It could be built on the ground and lag screwed into the framing. Personally, unless your design is contemporary I'd think a single pitch to the side would look odd, I'd either go with a gable roof or pitch it away from the building.
     
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    I have a 5 foot wide walkway between the house and the garage. I plan to put about a 2 foot roof over the door. The reason I do not want a gable is due to the fact that I would walk directly under the one side. So, I want to angle the rain away from where I am walking.

    It's function, not fashion.
     
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    Just a small shed roof high on one side low on other side, angle brace both sides down to the building against a stud inside. step flash the shingles If you want a gutter start it 1 1/4" from the building so siding can go behind it. Or do the gutter later and put a deflector near the bottom of the roof so water stays away from wall.

    If the brace will be in the way have them built out of steel maybe pipe so they have a curve.
     
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    I will do the gutters when I finish the siding.

    What do you mean to step flash?

    How do I do the deflector?
     
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    Would I put it against the unsided wall and when I put siding on, the flashing is covered?
     
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    Yes just leave a little gap between the siding and the shingles. And cover most of the flashing. and work the siding around the kick out,

    The flashing would tuck under the house wrap and I think only gets nailed to the wall. Oldog can confirm that.

    [ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h10YS1yZ9JA[/ame]
     
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