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Old 03-21-2010, 12:58 PM   #1
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I bought a home about a year ago that has a three season porch that could use some upgrading. Currently it has a textured looking wallpaper covering the ceiling and outer walls and exterior vinyl siding covering the interior walls. The ceiling is 8' on the interior side and slopes down to about 6' on the exterior side. I am trying to figure out where to start and how to keep this fairly inexpensive. I do not want to do drywall as the porch is not heated and with the temperature swings in Colorado it may not hold up. Any thoughts? I'm definitely open to suggestions Jason
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Painting could be on option.
Do you have pictures?
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Wood would be my choice. Drywall is not a good product where great temperature/humidity swings occur. Look at any number of unheated/uncooled garages over a few years old and you will likely see tape coming loose in several areas, corner beads popped loose, etc.
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Painting could be on option.
Do you have pictures?
I will try to get some uploaded soon. The space is small so hopefully once I figure something out it will be a easy project. My parents also have a 3-season patio and they have some type of metal ceiling. My dad thinks it is called beadboard?? But I can only find that in a wood paneling type material. I'll post photos soon. Jason
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A tin ceiling is another option. Google "tin ceilings / DoItYourself.com".
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You can use soffit board (rated for exterior applications):

http://www.certainteed.com/products/...-boards/309426

http://www.americangypsum.com/products/detail/?p_id=141

http://www.nationalgypsum.com/submit...29%2000-05.pdf
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Here are the photos of the walls/ceiling/floor. Any suggestions are welcomed I looked up the tin ceilings and they all seem a little bit too much of a "fancy" look to them. I'm thinking wood might be the best bet all around? Jason
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Beadboard would look nice. I'd use the planks, not the 4'x8' sheets. Costs a little more, but looks nicer and will hold up better.
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i like the floor
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