Porches

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Designing Porch Roofs

You may find that shed roofs are easy to frame, but gable roofs offer more design options. Here's how one of America's best-known deck builders does them. More

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Porch Stair Makeover

Replacing old pressure-treated porch stairs doesn't have to be a complicated project. It can be made even easier by using a prefabricated PVC skirt-and-riser assembly. Here's how. More

Why The Open Porch Gains Popularity With Homeowners
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Why The Open Porch Gains Popularity With Homeowners

Unobscured views make the open porch attractive. So does the fact that you can set... More

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The Porch: Back With a Vengeance

Last August, Atlanta Decking & Fence was getting so many requests for porches that the company formed a division called Georgia Front Porch to handle strictly porches and porticos. Gary Zielinski, who runs it, says he can hardly keep up with all the business. More

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Sunny Days

Robert Reichek remembers what sunrooms looked like when he got into the business 20 years ago: Not much. "Mobile home add-ons," says the owner of Four Seasons Sunrooms of San Luis Obispo, Calif. Larry Chavez Jr., owner of Sunrooms Plus, a Four Seasons franchise in New Mexico and Arizona, says the sunroom of old was a "cheap plastic product on the back of the house." Consumers often viewed them as unsightly -- a leaky eyesore. More

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