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Question DetailsAsked on 1/25/2017

In need of a contractor to build a roof over existing patio and replace French Doors going out to patio

Would like free estimates and we are located in Henry County, GA

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You almost certainly need plans from an architect for this - both to be able to get a building permit (because you are doing structural modifications/construction - on both parts of the job if this is a french door replacement that will enlarge the rough opening), and also to have plans/specs for bidders to bid to and for the successful bidder to build to.

And in the planning pay attention to overhead cover for the french doors to prevent rain infiltration because eith french doors, especially inward opening ones, it is more a case of WHEN they will leak than IF; and to where the runoff from the house roof and porch roof will go so you don't get backups or icing at the main roof junction, or flooding of the foundation or patio due to the new concentration of runoff that use to go into the ground directly.

A Remodeling - General Contractor (your Search the List category) can do this - or get a Doors contractor to do the french doors, then a Roofer or Porch and Deck contractor who routinely does roof construction (not just reroofing) for the roof. Or for a patio/awning type metal or plastic roof, an Awnings contractor. Then (architect may be able to help out with recommendations) search the appropriate category or categories for well-rated and reviewed contractors and start calling around.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD



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