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OverYonder

09:48AM | 12/01/06
Member Since: 11/30/06
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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
545 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. ;)

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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
545 lifetime posts
Not if it's an unheated space.

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