How can I close in my porch for winter with wood pallets on a budget?

by Sherri

I have a small porch on my trailer and I want to close it in for the winter. I have alot of wood pallets would like to use them if possible. Very cold winters and I'm on a serous budget. Any ideas would be great.

  3 answers
  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Nov 13, 2018

    Sherri, hi! Do you have a roof over the porch? I would invest in a roll of plastic, frame out the porch with the wood, and staple the plastic to it. The reason I asked about the roof, is it involves a lot more to put on a safe roof that won't come down on your head.

  • Mogie Mogie on Nov 13, 2018

    Hope one of these helps.

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Nov 13, 2018

    Use 2x4's to secure pallets with either new &/or additional frame or to existing porch frame & when done constructing walls then stuff newspaper or straw into pallets between boards.Cover outside of pallets with brown or gray plastic tarps to water proof,then stuff pallets and then cover inside with canvas painters tarps using staple gun with xtra long heavy duty staples. You may need to secure outside tarps with strips of wood and nails so they don't rip in wind. Just put inside canvas tarp right over doorway and just cut a slice in tarp where the center/middle of doorway is running from top to bottom is so it's protected too & then you won't need actual door. You could always add some ties to keep door area closed if it's windy or snow is blowing in.if your in rural area probably don't need to worry about codes but in city or trailer/mobile park you need to check on this or if park would even allow changes. Might not be the prettiest high end looking porch but it'll be warm & low cost.