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Screen Your Porch in 3 Easy Steps ...

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When we purchased this house, the porches were still in their original construction state. The wood had never been treated or painted. As much as we both love the look of natural wood, it didn't really coordinate with the look and feel of the house. We started our makeover by staining the posts, skirt and decking.
Now it's time to install the screen. As with any project of this nature, the first section is always the hardest and most time-consuming, but by the time you get to the end you've worked out all the kinks and are ready to screen the whole neighborhood. One person could do it, but it would be a lot easier with a couple of extra hands.
We did this over one weekend. Saturday morning we purchased all of the materials, installed the base strips, and completed one section. On Sunday we started back up after church and finished off the rest of the sections and added the cap.
Click through to the blogpost for a detailed DIY tutorial with tips and tricks for installing your porch screen.
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  • screen your porch in 3 easy steps, curb appeal, diy, how to, porches
Supplies are fairly minimal ...
Base strips, cap strips, screen, spline, roller, screws, screwdriver, mallet
  • screen your porch in 3 easy steps, curb appeal, diy, how to, porches
STEP 1 ... Install the base strips.
Start with the horizontals ... top and bottom. Then install the verticals.
  • screen your porch in 3 easy steps, curb appeal, diy, how to, porches
STEP 2 ... Attach the screen.
Start at the top and work your way down, fully completing each screened section before starting the next.
  • screen your porch in 3 easy steps, curb appeal, diy, how to, porches
STEP 3 ... Attach the cap.
This is the finishing touch ... the "cover-up."
  • screen your porch in 3 easy steps, curb appeal, diy, how to, porches
And that's it! Now you have a beautiful screened porch to enjoy.

To see more: http://www.simplyfreshvintage.com/2014/05/07/side-porch-makeover-part-two/

  • Linda Williams
    Linda Williams Chesterton, IN

    Looks great.

  • TC Conner

    Nice. But I have steps on my back porch leading down to the back yard, so I'd have to figure out a way to put up a screen door too.

  • Chic tayao
    Chic tayao Philippines

    I never realized it can be so easy! Thanks for showing me how!

  • Sherry Broussard Luquette

    Very helpful! Thank you for sharing!!!

  • Brenda Harmon Midgett
    Brenda Harmon Midgett Fort Worth, TX

    Any problems with mosquitoes coming through the floor boards. If there's a gap how do you keep them out?

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