arched porch roof support
We are repairing our front porch roof. It is arched and it is gradually spreading out over the 2 columns at the front due to lack of support. It is about 6 inches wider at the front of the roof than the roof is over the door. For years it has had a wire rod connecting the 2 sides at the top but this is not working. Any suggestions what I could do? I want it to look architecturally pleasing. My contractor suggested putting a 2x6 board where the rod is now at the front and then connect 2x4 beams from the mid point up to the roof in a fan starting at the centre of the support beam. It is an older stone home.
I don't know how to download a picture of it from my desktop.