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Old 04-14-2010, 09:27 PM   #1
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help can you put a screened porch on a dutch colonial?

As you can see, I am not a construction expert, but have a baffling problem. I have a dutch colonial with a gambrel roof. I currently have a deck off the back of my house, leading out from the family room and would love to screen it in however what type of roof will work with this design? I don't want a shed roof as I think they look cheap, but will an a frame look any better? Also have the issue of the already existing roofline that comes out about a foot from the house across the back. Any suggestions for an attractive addition of a screened in porch for a dutch colonial? I don't have room to add it to the side of the house, the common solution I have seen in most designs. Yours help would be greatly appreciated


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Old 04-15-2010, 06:29 PM   #2
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Here is a link to google images of Dutch Colonials. Maybe you can get some ideas from it.

People can ruin some really good old architecture with modern add-ons like decks.


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