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Old 08-24-2012, 11:55 AM   #16
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Well I wanted to post an update on progress... Thanks to everyone who chimed in with their advice. Here are some pics...
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Great job! should stay up for the long run. a couple suggestions that will help... a corrugated roof seal is available that could slide into the underside of the roofing and over top the blocks between the rafters and that would seal the space at the very top look in the metal roofing section at the lumber store

Also, for installing screen I've found a way that works great. When installing the screen pick the straightest side and start on that side ( I usually want to staple across the top first). For example.. I put about 3 or 4 staples in one corner (top left)and then go to the other corner (top right)and pull the screen tight and staple there at that corner and then go back to the middle of that span and pull the screen up a bit if needed to make it straight and staple there at the middle. Then just fill in from the middle outward toward both edges. After the first top straight section is completely stapled all the way across, you use that stapled section to square the rest of the screen off of. Next, grab both bottom edges of the screen and pull tightly downward and pick a bottom corner to staple to. As yo pull down you will be able to see the screen square itself off of the first stapled edge. if it is not square it will have wrinkles in it, so once you determine were it sits square put a few staples in the corner and then staple that side back up to the top making sure the screen is straight. Now go back to the other bottom screen corner and pull straight down and outward, this will tighten that last corner from 2 directions, staple it -and then as you staple back up the other side pull outward on the screen at each staple point. this tightens the screen all the way up and stretches it tightly side to side. Lastly, go back to the bottom and pull downward at each place you staple, this makes the screen tight top to bottom.

put staples in perpendicular to the way that you pull on the screen for maximum grab, and a hammer stapler works great just don't miss and punch a hole in the new screen
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Great job! should stay up for the long run. a couple suggestions that will help... a corrugated roof seal is available that could slide into the underside of the roofing and over top the blocks between the rafters and that would seal the space at the very top look in the metal roofing section at the lumber store

Also, for installing screen I've found a way that works great. When installing the screen pick the straightest side and start on that side ( I usually want to staple across the top first). For example.. I put about 3 or 4 staples in one corner (top left)and then go to the other corner (top right)and pull the screen tight and staple there at that corner and then go back to the middle of that span and pull the screen up a bit if needed to make it straight and staple there at the middle. Then just fill in from the middle outward toward both edges. After the first top straight section is completely stapled all the way across, you use that stapled section to square the rest of the screen off of. Next, grab both bottom edges of the screen and pull tightly downward and pick a bottom corner to staple to. As yo pull down you will be able to see the screen square itself off of the first stapled edge. if it is not square it will have wrinkles in it, so once you determine were it sits square put a few staples in the corner and then staple that side back up to the top making sure the screen is straight. Now go back to the other bottom screen corner and pull straight down and outward, this will tighten that last corner from 2 directions, staple it -and then as you staple back up the other side pull outward on the screen at each staple point. this tightens the screen all the way up and stretches it tightly side to side. Lastly, go back to the bottom and pull downward at each place you staple, this makes the screen tight top to bottom.

put staples in perpendicular to the way that you pull on the screen for maximum grab, and a hammer stapler works great just don't miss and punch a hole in the new screen
Thanks for the compliment & advice... The gap between the existing corrugated roof and board & rafters is barely a 1/8", when I walk with the owners I will speak with them regarding it however they seemed ok with it when I previously explained it to them. We'll see....
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Thanks for the compliment & advice... The gap between the existing corrugated roof and board & rafters is barely a 1/8", when I walk with the owners I will speak with them regarding it however they seemed ok with it when I previously explained it to them. We'll see....

the sealer is formed to fit into the wavy roofing corrugated profile but depending on how good the bugs noses are down there in Florida will determine if they find that space to come into the porch, lets hope not

oh yeah, on stapling they need to be every 2", forgot to mention earlier in my post. Good luck!
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So since the weather has been uncooperative I have had time to try and figure out the last piece to the puzzle. I attached some pics that show where the patio roof ends. Looking for ideas on how to finish the enclosure. Thoughts, opinions are welcome..... Thanks....
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To long of a day to think---I'll read this later and see if I can suggest something---

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It is for my father in law and his g/f. Be glad to hear any suggestions you have Mike. I am always looking to improve..
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Unfortunately--I'm late leaving for work---so someone else will need to help--Looks rather straight forward---and your framing is improving---

I was lucky--as a kid my dad had a carpenter frame up an addition on the house and Dick Russel must have liked kids----I learned a lot from him and remember his wise words like it was just yesterday---Mike----

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