These homeowners are now ready for spring and summer with a new screened porch in Durham. The old deck featured a pergola with a red stain, both of which served their purpose but it was definitely time for an update. They wanted an enclosed porch to relax and entertain that provided more shade from the sun.
We started off by tearing down the old deck and discovered several areas of rot underneath. So part of the project then included replacing and repairing the damaged areas and also replacing some rotten framing and sheathing. We repaired any areas that needed it and painted the siding to match the house and white trim. We also replaced the old back door with a new sliding door.
For the new porch, we extended the deck the full length of the house. We added in new piers and left open space under the porch for airflow and storage. The porch features cable railings, including down the stairs to the yard. We installed a SCREENEZE® system, which is a great solution with self-tightening screens and zero stretching. SCREENEZE® also makes it easy to replace one section at a time if needed in the future.
For the porch ceiling, we used a finished beadboard and installed three Minka ceiling fans with LED lights. We also installed two sconces at the back of the house, one on the side of the sliding door and the other on the exterior of the house to light the open deck. The new screened porch also has a shingle roof and floodlights on each corner to illuminate the yard.
If your current deck is not providing the entertainment space you desire, contact us to learn about our deck and screened porches.