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Joined: Thu Apr 03, 2008 7:31 pm
Location: Glendale, AZ

Fri Apr 17, 2009 2:37 pm

Hiya guys.. Well, it took me three weeks to do but I finally finished screening in my porch. YEA.... I used foam inserts I cut to close in the roof and put new carpet down. A project I can say was way over my head, but i managed (by myself) with little complaining. Hope yall enjoy!!!Image

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Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:38 am

That looks great! What was the approximate cost?

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Sun Apr 19, 2009 5:47 pm

Looks good
Now you could sit outside bug free
I built one onto our trailer and it's great to sit outside without bugs :D
Buy Quality.......Cry Only Once!!!!!

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Location: Glendale, AZ

Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:58 pm

Thanks guys.. I HATE BUGS - I think all girls do though.. lol As for the approximate cost, it kept going up. It's appx. size is 8'x24'. I bought all pressure treated lumber, water seal, primer, paint, new lattice, carpet, carpet glue, new screen door for the front ($70) and the cheapest part was the screen. We got the fiberglass 48x100' roll for $60. Most expensive was of course the outdoor carpet. My roommate bought materials as they were needed, but I would maybe guess around $300-400 maybe. :wink: I've never built anything like this before (if you've seen any of my other posts I continually repeat that fact) so it probably would cost a bit less for someone who knew what they were doing. :roll: lol. Thanks again though!!!

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Location: St. Johns, MI

Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:18 am

I have a porch I'm going to screen in this summer,
your 'foam for stuffing the rafter holes' was a real
inspiration to me for ideas. I've been wondering
how to plug those darn holes in my own porch.

I thought I would have to cut wood to fit into the gaps.
The foam looks very nice, did you put a dab or two
of glue or caulk around the foam before inserting it ?

By the way the entire project turned out beautiful,
you did an awesome job. I hope I can do my porch cheaper
though, I thought 'buy some wood strips and screen' lol
Maybe I'm under thinking all the work or supplies it really takes.

Either way, it will get done this summer, and I've saved your
porch photos for inspiration - so thank you very much for sharing!

~ Teresa
Please Spay & Neuter Your Pets =^.^=

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