Converting sunroom back into screened porch


Old 02-15-05, 06:35 AM
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Converting sunroom back into screened porch

I just bought a house that had the screened porch converted into a sunroom. It is actually a room that doesn't looked finished, leaks, and I hate. I want the screened porch back. There is one wall that has windows which is the only wall that needs to be changed in order to convert it back. There is siding on the exterior of the wall. How difficult would it be to take down the wall and put screen back up. I honestly despise that room. When it rains almost the entire floor gets wet. The utility room that is off the sunroom never had sheetrock put over the insulation. I can smell a musty odor from the utility room. It is a pointless room that can never be used as anything since I can't even put a rug out there because it will get wet.

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Old 02-15-05, 06:05 PM
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I'm trying to understand your problem. Where are the leaks coming from? Sounds like that should be the focus. Why remove the windows if they're in good shape? Screens can be easily added (I think). Also, what kind of flooring do you have? If you convert to a screen room, decking would probably have to be installed since it would always be exposed to weather.

Anyway, I'm not trying to discourage you, I'm just a little confused. Also, you mentioned a musty odor, which sounds like mold. Again, I would solve the moisture problem and finish the open walls.
BTW, I'm in the process of having a screeed-in porch built from the ground up, and mann is it pricey.

Good Luck.


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