10:27AM | 08/13/02
Member Since: 08/12/02
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This has been a wet summer in Fla. with it raining every day. I have a friend who has a screen porch on the back right corner of her house. When it rains, this screen porch becomes flooded with inches of water for a few hours. Her dogs can't even use it as a dog house and they end up standing in water. She is hoping to sell the house soon so she doesn't want to spend a lot of money on the project. Is there an inexpensive way to block the rain from coming through the two sides of screening and keeping the porch dry? An awning would probably be too expensive, but it would be nice if one could take down whatever is used after the rainy season.



06:25AM | 08/14/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
My first thought is that water should be running off, not standing. I'm guessing that she'd be better off doing some landscaping rather than blocking the rain.

If blocking the rain is the only answer, and an awning is too expensive, the next option might be a sheet of plastic.


03:56PM | 06/30/13
Member Since: 06/30/13
2 lifetime posts
options for keeping rain from gushing into our screen porch.


11:42AM | 05/24/15
We have the same problem and are going to get foam insulation sheets from Home Depot about 4x8 sheets. They will be cut with an exacto knife to fit between the dividers on the screen porch. Just shove them in between the boards and they should keep out rain nicely. If you don't like the color of foam sheets you find spray paint them first. You can get them in 1/2" and 3/4" thicknesses. You can make them any height you wish.
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