Closing A Screen Porch - Building & Construction - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-12-2011, 09:47 PM   #1
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

Closing a Screen porch

Do I need a permit to close my screen porch by installing windows?


Egypt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2011, 10:24 PM   #2
Disabled wood vet
titanoman's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: California
Posts: 1,661
Rewards Points: 1,004

Yes (if you have an inspector wandering around). Especially as this now becomes a living space.

Sent from a Samsung Galaxy S2


titanoman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2011, 06:05 AM   #3
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: New Hampshire, USA
Posts: 474
Rewards Points: 350

We didn't as the porch was set on temporary footings and had no insulation, etc. Your best bet is to just check with your local inspector.
dougp23 is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to dougp23 For This Useful Post:
oh'mike (12-13-2011)
Old 12-13-2011, 06:11 AM   #4
DIY staff

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 25,728
Rewards Points: 7,174

Best to check---some allow that without permit if the area remains unheated--

Others might not---

If you wish to convert the porch into living space then a permit will most likely be required.
New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
screen porch roof guest Roofing/Siding 2 08-24-2011 07:03 PM
Shed Roof Screen Porch and Exisiting Chimney ksunderman Building & Construction 1 02-07-2011 07:08 PM
Staples for porch screen running spades General DIY Discussions 2 10-29-2010 10:13 AM
Saddle for screen porch gorf Roofing/Siding 1 06-19-2009 04:33 PM
closing in porch stairs - design question wombosi Carpentry 3 10-12-2008 10:18 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1