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Rick
Car Port Roof
Rick

I'm planning on putting in a carport on the side of my house.  I would like to join the car port roof with 5ft roof over the front of the garage.  I'm new to roofing.  I'll explain what I have concocted in my head and let the experts correct me and give me  some tips on how to do it properly.  The concrete pad will be 20ft long along the side of the house, by 12 ft wide.  I want to put 6x6 support posts on the edge of concrete pad.  I'm not sure how far to place these from the concrete edge.  I'll notch the tops of these supports and place two 2x12s on either side to support the roof. (similar to how I support my pergula)  I'd like to build a "half" hip joint roof from the house to these supports.  (half hip joint would be from the peak down.  

My big hurdles are how do I join the existing roof from the garage to the car port?  Do I just frame around what is already there?  Do I need to deconstruct part of what already exists?  Thank you for all help and tips.  Please provide any links, photos, or literature you think would be helpful.

P.S. Don't mind the ugly gate.  That will be fixed during this whole process as well.

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