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  1. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    The title may say it all as this is new territory to me. Live in Florida, 2016 home, concrete block - standard Florida issue and build. West exterior wall has concrete pads where AC and pool equipment are anchored. Sun stresses everything here, and 4 year old pool equipment is taking a beating...
  2. Windows and Doors
    Hi. I have an older home that faces east. I lost a shade tree a couple years ago in a storm. Now, the east sun really heats up the living room which has a 12 foot window. The house has its original windows. Someday I’ll replace this living room window (and others) but not right now. I’d like to...
  3. Building & Construction
    Hey everyone, I purchased a home last year and have been doing a whole lot of DIY projects around the house ever since. I love this stuff. Unfortunately I have encountered a project that I'm not sure to approach. So I'm hoping that you would be so kind as to give some quick ideas or pointers...
  4. Windows and Doors
    I recently bought new windows for a large addition deckside to our pool. I had visions of two large awning windows being used as pass throughs and had the contractor place them just the right height for a barstool conversation with someone outside I even made them extra large (manufacturers...
  5. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello, I want to mount a 17' wide motorized sunsetter awning to my two story brick home over a patio. I am confused about the instructions. My home was built in 1961 and looking at the brick it is one layer of brick so I am assuming this is still considered "vernier" and I should not mount the...
  6. Roofing/Siding
    Hello, I have moved into a home that has a metal awning on the back porch. I have no problem with the noise from rain, the house must be well insulated, since most times I don't know it's raining until I open the back door. However when I am sitting on my porch during the day, the sun makes...
  7. Building & Construction
    Hi folks, I’m thinking of adding a framed awning over my French doors to the back yard to keep off much of the snow/rain and to provide some shade. The area of the wall above the doors where I would need to attach the awning is fiber-cement siding. I would prefer not to disturb the siding...
  8. New Member Introductions
    Hello My name is Andray Herron, and I am a Specialty Structure Contractor by trade, which essentially means I build structures from aluminum, glass, and screen. I am the consumate do it yourself guy, and I will sometimes stop at nothing to personally see projects outside my expertise to their...
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