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Porches and Sunrooms: Planning and Remodeling Ideas

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Porches and Sunrooms is the perfect reference tool for homeowners who are considering adding or renovating a porch, sunroom, or conservatory. Topics include planning and designing the "outdoor room" to bridge the indoors and outdoors, basic information on the room's structure, and details on what a homeowner should know to add it to the house. Readers will see real-life examples in hundreds of beautiful, full-color photographs, discovering what a difference a porch can make to ...
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Overview


Porches and Sunrooms is the perfect reference tool for homeowners who are considering adding or renovating a porch, sunroom, or conservatory. Topics include planning and designing the "outdoor room" to bridge the indoors and outdoors, basic information on the room's structure, and details on what a homeowner should know to add it to the house. Readers will see real-life examples in hundreds of beautiful, full-color photographs, discovering what a difference a porch can make to the outside of their home, or a sunroom to their indoor lifestyle.
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Finalist for ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Award.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580112680
  • Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
  • Publication date: 10/15/2005
  • Series: Home Improvement Series
  • Edition description: First
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 517,473
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.88 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author


Roger German has been a builder and contractor for 30 years. During that time he has built, renovated, and restored numerous porches, three-season rooms, and sunrooms and been a certified installer of PGT sunrooms. Roger is the author of Remodeling a Basement, published by the Taunton Press. He lives in Lincoln, Nebraska.
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Table of Contents

Porches and Sunrooms

Table of Contents

Introduction...8

Design Possibilities...14
The Planning Process...16
• Make a Plan...17
• Design Professionals...18

What Do You Want?...19
• Fresh Air and Sunshine...22
• Heat and Cold...24

Remodeling & Conversions...34
• Deck Conversions...34
• Looking Good...35

Conservatories...38
• Conservatory Challenges...40

Design Practicalities...42
• Building Codes...44
• Setbacks...47

Doing the Work...53
• Choosing a Contractor...58

Gaining Access...62
Open-Air Porches...64
A Look Back...67
The Deck...71
• Deck Substructure...73
• Deck Materials...75
• Deck Skirting...81
• Ground-Level Porch Decks...82

Posts & Columns...84
• Post Practicalities...87

Railings...94
Stairs...100
Roofs...103
Ceilings...106
Remodel & Rehab...108
• Porch Furnishings...111
• Landscaping...113
 
Sunrooms & Three-Season Rooms...116
Room Options...118
• Porch Conversions...119
• Converting a Deck...124
• Patio Conversions...126

Three-Season & Sunroom Additions...129
Custom-Built Rooms...132
• Floors...135
• Insulating a Floor...135
• Walls...139
• Insulating Walls...141

Windows...144
• Three-Season Windows...146
• Windows for Sunrooms...147
• Windows: What to Look For...151

Doors...153
Roofs...155
• Ceilings...155
• Insulated Ceilings and Roofs...157

Heating & Cooling...160
• Using Existing HVAC...160
• Supplemental HVAC...160
• Humidity Control...161

Manufactured Rooms...163
• The Process...164

Interior Decorating & Furnishing...164
 
Conservatories...166
A Rich History...168
Design...170
Materials...174
• Materials for Frames...174
• Glass...180
• Blinds...180

Construction...184
• Foundations and Floors...184
• Utilities...185
• Walls and Roof...187

Heating & Cooling...187
Furnishing...188
Repair & Maintenance...190
Roof Flashing...192
Caulking Joints...192
• Regular Checkups...194
• Choosing Caulk...194
• Applying Caulk...195

Footing Problems...197
• Perimeter Footing...197
• Post Footings...198

Porch Decks...199
• Paint and Other Coatings...199
• Ventilation...201

Sunroom & Three-Season Floors...202
Ceilings & Superstructure...203
Posts & Columns...205
Railings...208
Windows...208
Insect Damage...210
Tracking Down Leaks...211
In-Floor Heating...211

Resource Guide...212

Glossary...216

Credits...218

Index...220

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