A screened in porch by The Deck Builder in Alcoa TN

finished picture of wades screened in porch

The old deck was rotten, we replaced the deck with a bigger deck and added a screened in porch.

I used the minitrack screen porch system from screen tight and the customer loves their new screened in porch

The deck was so rotten it was unsafe to walk on and ready to collapse, notice how the far side sags, the deck was not built to code.rotten deck

before picture of the rotten deck

We installed screen over the floor joist before we installed the decking.screen underneath the decking boards

we installed screen underneath the decking boards

Notice how the bull nose on each step plains with the other, that is code and how steps are supposed to be built.

deck stairs
deck steps built to code

The steps are done, with solid kick plates

deck steps finished
deck steps finished

The porch roof is built and plywood installed, now we are installing the asphalt shingles.

porch roof framed and ply wood installed
porch roof framed and ply wood installed

In order to correctly roof the porch we had to remove shingles from the existing roof

installing shingles on the roof
installing asphalt shingles on the porch roof

I used the minitrack system from screen tight, i was able to install the screen from the inside using this system, it comes in white or bronze

tongue and groove screen porch ceiling
tongue and groove screen porch ceiling

I used tongue and groove to fill in the gable above the brick vaneer

tongue and groove porch ceiling
tongue and groove porch ceiling

There was no existing porch light to get power from but there was a receptacle, we installed a ceiling fan on a switch and two receptacles

electrical for the porch
electrical for the porch

Here is the finished porch, gutters have been installed and the tongue and groove ceiling was stained prior to installation.finished picture of wades screened in porch

finished picture of wades screened in porch

here is a look at the deck framing from the under side, we ran the joist parallel to the house so that the decking will have no butt joints

deck from underneath
a look at the deck from underneath

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