Affordable Porch Designs for
Mobile Homes and Traditional Homes
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Bradley built his business based on providing high quality porches and decks for the average working person. His expertise
in building porches, decks, and other stand-alone structures makes him a sought after source for understanding what
is involved, and what is special, about building structures for manufactured homes, mobile homes and tradition stick-built homes.
Here are topics Brad addressed on our show:
- Attaching a deck or new porch to a manufactured home
- Do you need footings and piers?
- The location of the steps is critical to the functionality of a porch
- Incorporating ramps in the overall porch design
- Screen porch options- what you need to know.
- Explore your deck flooring options
Excerpts With Bradley Johns
: "The code is for every inch off of the ground you need one
foot of ramp. So you would start by checking the distance from your threshold of your
door to the ground. Then you want to design your porch as to how it is
going to sit and where do you want the end of this ramp to be. Often people are trying
to get as close to their vehicle."
: "You want to build a self-supporting structure.
You can attach the structure to the home so there's no independent movements between the two
to allow for proper flashing. However, you don't
want the weight hanging under that manufactured home."
: "For example, you may have a natural walkway to
your front door. If you center your porch and your steps, you are going to
cut that porch totally in half. You may have a 4 foot swath down the
middle of that porch if you have 16 foot wide porch. You just reduced your porch to six feet
on one side and six feet on the other."
Gabled roof on front porch
Nicely finished front porch
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