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Old 07-22-2019, 01:42 PM   #1
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Cheapo enclosed patio, what to do.


Our house has a cheaply built attached closed-in patio. We'd like to make more use of it. Wife is painting it and grousing about how bad it is.
To replace it with proper construction isn't in the budget for awhile and we're here one year and she talking move.
3 pics of west Wall attached.
Two questions:
1st - are there (metal?) studs in a wall like this?
2nd - how to disassemble these walls? We're thinking about building a stud wall inside with insulation. There's probably a 0% chance of insulation in what's here.
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Old 07-22-2019, 03:24 PM   #2
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Looks like aluminum siding,, remove the outlet cover and see if you can see what beside, you could just build a 2x4 wall right inside of it, just like doing a basement.
If you are thinking of add heat in the winter, that would be a bigger deal with venting and all that.
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Old 07-22-2019, 05:54 PM   #3
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Per-sazxly. Maybe a 2x3 wall so we loose the minimum of floor space and we'll fit 2" sheet insulation inside that. Try to get a wall hung split AC but no heat for winter.
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Per-sazxly. Maybe a 2x3 wall so we loose the minimum of floor space and we'll fit 2" sheet insulation inside that. Try to get a wall hung split AC but no heat for winter.

I would want to know more about how it is built, is that aluminum or vinyl, either could be removed and then re used to cover new insulation.
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Seems to be aluminium, not vinyl and magnets don't stick. I'd love a panel of I could figure where and how to get one off without damage. Gotta be a way.
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Seems to be aluminium, not vinyl and magnets don't stick. I'd love a panel of I could figure where and how to get one off without damage. Gotta be a way.
Every other line is a joint hiding nails or screws. If it were vinyl you could pop it open in any of those seams, with aluminum you should be able to see which one is slipped into a slot of the other. That would tell you which corner to start with and look for some hint how to start removing it.
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