McWhorter Outdoor Living, your local screen porch builder in Clarksville, MD, can rework your deck into just about anything you can imagine. In this post, we detail some of the process for turning an existing deck into a screen porch. We reuse as much of the existing frame as possible, and upgrade it where we need to. We have taken photos throughout the process to give you an idea of how it works. Please enjoy, and email any questions you might have to Sales@mcwhorteroutdoor.com. Thanks
Here, you can see the original deck frame, after all the old decking and handrails have been removed. The existing frame is inspected for rot, and compliance with applicable building codes.
Now we add the framing members, posts, and footers that are necessary to carry the new room load. We then add fiberglass screening over the frame, and new decking on top. This room will have pressure treated wood decking, and low-maintenance vinyl trim for the posts/beams, and ceiling.
Here is the frame going up, the roof is stick-built to maximum allowable heights, as determined by features on the house. (In this case a chimney)
Now, the frame is wrapped in vinyl. Skylights and roofing are installed, and we are ready for rails/screens, lattice, etc
Check in with us later this week for updates, and finished project photos, and call us to schedule a free design consultation for your own project. We are home improvement contractors building custom deck, screen porches, additions, and just about anything else in Clarksville, Columbia, Glenwood, Glenelg, Woodbine, Highland, Howard County, Montgomery County, Anne Arundel County, Prince Georges County, Carroll County, Frederick County, and anywhere else in central Maryland.