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Old 07-22-2019, 07:06 PM   #1
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Removing An Awning/porch Cover Thing...


But I can't tell how it attaches to the house. The screws on the underside seem to just hold the structure itself together, not sure if this attaches to the house. I'd be afraid to just rip it off. What is this type of cover called and how do you demolish it? Sorry for the poor quality pics.

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Re: Removing An Awning/porch Cover Thing...


Here's another pic of the structure from beneath
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That is probably an L channel and is attached to the house. It isn't much wieght so they get/got away with it.

I know those things aren't code around here anymore, as we can't attach to the house unless you want to get engineering involved.

Cheap and quick to put up 50 years ago.

Now it is usually 4-5,000 dollars to replace one, and it is made of wood with polycarbonate roofing.

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That is probably an L channel and is attached to the house.
Not replacing, just removing. Any idea how to detach it?
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Looks like a standing-seam roof to me. Really tall seams too.

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Not replacing, just removing. Any idea how to detach it?
Knock out the posts holding up and watch it fall. Then rip the stuff out of the stucco walls.

Not rocket surgery.

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Start at the top and remove in reverse of the way it was installed. Work your way to the ground.


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Start at the top and remove in reverse of the way it was installed. Work your way to the ground.


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This isn't rocket surgery.


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Man the thing is just screwed to the house,,, just start disassembling it
Insulting guys that could have that thing down in no time is not a good way to go.
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Man the thing is just screwed to the house,,, just start disassembling it<img src="http://img.contractortalk.com/smilies/thumbsup.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumbsup" class="inlineimg" />
Insulting guys that could have that thing down in no time is not a good way to go.
Hey, thanks for answering my actual question. Why then do you suppose it is that we don't see any screws going in the direction of the house (see photos)?
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Remove the gutter and down spout

Unscrew the fascia all around

Unscrew the roof panels one at a time

Unscrew the beam over the posts

Remove the posts

Remove the ledger

Patch holes in wall

Collect check

Haul away metal

Dump in the metal recycling bin


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Hey, thanks for answering my actual question. Why then do you suppose it is that we don't see any screws going in the direction of the house (see photos)?


The channel is more than likely lagged to the house. It should be the last thing you take down.


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Hey, thanks for answering my actual question. Why then do you suppose it is that we don't see any screws going in the direction of the house (see photos)?
Because you haven't started to take it apart yet. They are covered so water doesn't get in the house.
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Would you like for one of the real contractors on this forum to go over and take it down for you?

Maybe teach you how to do it?

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Would you like for one of the real contractors on this forum to go over and take it down for you?

Maybe teach you how to do it?

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That shouldn't be necessary. The ones who knew what they were talking about spoke up.
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Recommended reading:

1. How to Remove Porch and Awning Thingies by I.M. Cluluss
2. How to open Paint Cans by B.Ang Lid
3. How to Tie Shoes in the Age of Velcro by F. Loppy Laces
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