Introduction: SCREENED-IN PORCH
My neighbor wanted to screen in his porch. He supplied all the material and I did the work.
Step 1: MATERIALS AND TOOLS
Step 2: THE START
I started with an already installed roof and 4 x 4s supporting that roof. I had to knock out the railing. I framed in the bottom third with 2 x 4s, framed in the 3 doorways with 4 x 4s.
Step 3: SIDING
The siding was installed to match the existing siding on the house. You can see the spacer blocks under the second row.
Step 4: DOORS AND SCREENING
There were 3 doors and lots of screening to install. The doors were set with auto closing hinges. The screening was attached in one corner, stretched to the next stud, stapled, tightening the screening as I went along. Then the Snap and Lock screening system was installed.
Step 5: CAPPING
The screening system was a three step process. First staple the screening to the studs. There were black strips to cover the edge of the stapled screens and once installed a white cap to cover the black strips.
Step 6: INSIDE
The interior knee wall (this home owner had a big dog, thus no screening all the way to the bottom) was paneled.
Step 7: THE FINISHED PORCH
The porch was used frequently after this renovation.
Step 8: CONCLUSION
THERE IS SOMETHING VERY SATISFYING ABOUT COMPLETING A PROJECT THAT ACTUALLY COMES OUT THE WAY YOU ENVISIONED IT.