COMMUNITY FORUM

OverYonder

09:48AM | 12/01/06
Member Since: 11/30/06
4 lifetime posts
Bvlawn
I am adding a year-round roofed porch to a small house. The porch will be 10 ft. wide x 20 ft. long. the entire back of the house. I am using slider windows, 4w x 5h. I am wondering what my choices would be for the floor. A concrete slab would be more weather-proof than decking, but are there any other alternatives?

The porch will be entered from the house by a sliding glass door, already installed.

Altereagle

10:01PM | 12/03/06
Member Since: 12/27/02
543 lifetime posts
Have a look at t&g (toungue and groove) ipe decking also straight grain fir is the classic.

You don't say what's below dirt or indoor space or if it's an insulated space or outdoor... ply or just framing.. so my wild assumption is that it's an enclosed space with uninsulated floor over exterior soils.

Hope I'm right. ;)

Alter Eagle Construction & Design

http://www.altereagle.com/ | Construction & Design | http://decks-ca.com/ | Decks, California outdoor living | http://kingofcrown.com/ | Molding and finishing | http://installcrown.com/ | Crown tutorial


OverYonder

02:46PM | 12/04/06
Member Since: 11/30/06
4 lifetime posts
Yes, it's going over the previous bare outdoors--i.e., just being added where nothing existed before.

So maybe a slightly raised deck with T&G flooring would be an alternative? Would you insulate with something?

Altereagle

11:51AM | 12/09/06
Member Since: 12/27/02
543 lifetime posts
Not if it's an unheated space.

Alter Eagle Construction & Design

http://www.altereagle.com/ | Construction & Design | http://decks-ca.com/ | Decks, California outdoor living | http://kingofcrown.com/ | Molding and finishing | http://installcrown.com/ | Crown tutorial


Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

It will soon be time to store lawn mowers and weed trimmers for the season. Before you do, be sure to clear them of clippi... It turns out that many bath and kitchen cleansers contain chemicals that are dangerous to the skin and eyes, and often pro... So often we paint tiny nooks white to make them appear larger, but opting for a dark, dramatic wall color like this one—Be... Chocolate-colored walls and large window frames allow the exposed wood beams to take center stage in this small screened p... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... Like no other floor type, a checkerboard design works wonders to underscore the retro kitchen theme. Vinyl flooring, ceram... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... In this urban apartment, a standard-issue patio became a serene and green perch by replacing the typical concrete with gro... If you put the washing machine in the mudroom, you can stop the kids from walking through the house in dirty, grass-staine...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1