Bartholomew Enclosed Porch – Case Study


enclosed porchI received a call from Jane in January regarding the rebuilding of her enclosed front porch which had been struck by an automobile. When I arrived I was taken aback by the damage the entire structure had been moved, the windows were racked and the door would not close. The front brick stairs had been heavily damaged.

Jane needed pricing for the insurance company and to plan a budget for the rebuilding process. I suggested that the new porch be as maintenance free as possible and Jane agreed. During demolition it was easy to see why the porch was damaged so severely. There were not any footings or any beams above the windows.

We excavated and set precast footings, which are four times stronger than poured footings, for the enclosed porch and exterior landing. We constructed the porch using PVC trim on the exterior and interior and installed PVC bead board on the ceiling and walls. The new sliding windows were vinyl and the new entry door was fiberglass with a composite sill and jamb making the new structure maintenance free. The home was already covered with vinyl siding, so we matched it on the porch and repaired the existing siding so the front had a clean new look. We installed tongue and groove fir decking on the inside and regular fir decking on the exterior landing and stairs to prevent moisture build up.

When the job was complete Jane sent me a note: “Anthony, Thank you for all your hard work. The porch looks beautiful! The difference is amazing. If I ever do over my Kitchen, I will call you. Thank you, Jane.

It is very satisfying to know that

our work pleases our customers!

Anthony P. LaPuma

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