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I need help finding the right material for deck.

cherie_gNovember 13, 2012
Would like to know what kind of decking, flooring or roofing material would be the best for screened in porch/deck that is located over the garage. Needs to be able to with stand getting wet from rain and snow that may blow in. This porch will have a roof over it.
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CCA lumber for framing. Composite decking for exposed components. The lumberyards carry it now and can order railing and decorative pieces also.

Composite Deck with Curved Bench · More Info
    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 5:49PM
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With the garage carry the load of another roof? Check it out first.
    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 8:44PM
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Will the odors from the garage carry upwards to the porch? I never head of a porch over a garage. Also noise - vibrations - view of driveway - many parked cars - seems strange. Maybe there's another place on your property for a better-located porch or deck. Porch is best in a quiet area where you can walk right out at garden level to enjoy the yard.
    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 6:52AM
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Hi cherie_g

Be a bit more specific and the ideas covered will help you arrive at the best decision.

You need a builder who works closely with an architect if you plan to add on all that.... if you are shelling money for the mortgage, or already own it, please do this one right. :=) your home is your castle. Try not to scrimp on the bones of it. Safety, function, beauty....
    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 10:33AM
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Weatherwell Elite - Aluminum Shutters
Hi Cherie_g,

We install a lot of Weatherwell Aluminum Shutters to create the best outdoor rooms on decks. I thought I would post some images for inspiration. The aluminum shutters give you privacy, security, the ability to fold right back or keep closed, and protection from elements. You can get them bug screened too. Some look just like real wood and others have more modern finishes like powder coat.

The images I posted are specifically wood decks with a roof just like you are planning. The white house on the beach has a deck on top or a room which is exactly what you are planning.

You can see some more images here www.thewindowoutfitters.com

Good Luck with all!

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 11:36AM
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Thanks for you comments.
    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 7:47PM
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When I was a child my parents owned a house that had a deck on the second floor over the sun parlor. We never used it, because it did not lead to the garden - no staircase. The decking was tarpaper roofing. Second floor decks are often not used.
    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 7:57PM
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