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Question DetailsAsked on 5/21/2016

I know it can vary but the starting cost of a portico A frame

It is a ranch home with hurricane proof
roof just want to install an A frame around door to give it some homey feel

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Varies of course depending on fanciness of columns and railings and design of the portico, but typically about $30-50/SF for bare minimum very simplistic porch roof sitting on 4x4 or 6x6 square wood columns, more like $40-75 for what most people would consider a true "portico" (A-frame support with some fanciness in the front facade and columns and railings), on up to $100/SF range for higher end but without true stonework on facade or columns or roofing, which would generally drive it up to the $100-200/SF range.

If this is going to be hurricane proof, probably $50/SF minimum in any event, and needs design by an Architect (full design) or Structural Engineer (roof and framing design only) for hurricane safe design and to be able to get building permit in most areas.

[Square footage for pricing would be the "plan" square footage of the roof - the square footage covered under the outline of the roof - so for example say 8 feet "deep" and 10 feet wide, 80SF.]

Remodeling - General Contractor would probably be your best Search the List category for vendors, because you have at least carpentry framing, roofing, painting to be done - probably some foundation excavation and concrete for the supporting footings or piers for the columns, and maybe some flooring and/or door work too.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD


BTW - here is an AL article on the subject -

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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