November 2015 Newsletter
This month’s featured project is a deck that we converted into a beautiful screened porch. The homeowner wanted to update this space to help create a relaxing outdoor area. The space had potential to be just that, but the existing railings and deck had begun to crack and fall apart. We were delighted to help transform the area.
With the side yard setback in mind, we kept the footprint the same for the new screened porch. We chose to use an Azek Brand, top of the line, composite decking to insure low maintenance, and no future staining. The railings are also maintenance free and extra sturdy. They even feature LED lights built into the top handrail portion for accent lighting at night.
Did you notice that there are only two posts out at the corners? We used strong, engineered microlam beams from the house to the corners to allow for a 22 foot long, uninterrupted opening. We also used a special, durable, screen that allows these massive sections to be fabricated in one piece. This gives the appearance of a wide open space.
We used stained cedar boards for the ceiling to give the porch a warm touch contrasting with the light blue siding and white details. The white border that wraps around the room along the ceiling is a composite material called Miratec. This is a maintenance free material that will help ensure the owner won’t have to spend any time repainting.
This finished screen porch is absolutely beautiful. We are happy to have helped our client create their perfect outdoor area.