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Online Porch Guide - Table of Contents


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We love porches and we're eager to share over 35 years of knowledge gained working with tens of thousands of porches. Whether you're building from scratch, assessing an existing porch, or just researching porches, this Guide will help!

      • Browse porch examples (photos, drawings, & floorplans).
      • Study porch anatomy.
      • Plan & draw your dream porch (no art skills required).
      • Learn proper installation techniques.

Organized for reading sequentially. Click Next at bottom of each page.

Overview

Quick Checklist  (Please review!)

Determining Your Needs
Which porch is best for your house?  (Photo section)
How will you use your porch?
What style of decorative trim do you want?

Understanding the Porch
Porch Shapes & Rooflines  (Photo section)
Structural Porch Parts
Foundation & Floor
Porch Posts
Beam
Roof & Ceiling
Decorative Porch Parts
Newel Posts
The Balustrade
Bottom Rail
Balusters
Subrail
Handrail
Integral Spandrel
Post Top Decorations
Spandrels
Brackets
Running Trims
Beaded Rails
Medallions
Porch Eave Decorations
The Third Dimension
Post Face Brackets
Repeating Cornice Brackets
Beaded Rail
Running Trim
Appliques

Examples of Porch Decoration
80 Porch Drawings
Product Cross Reference

Planning Your Porch
Floorplan
Existing Conditions
Length
Depth
Steps
Porch Post Placement
Elevations (front & side views)

Existing Porch Assessment
Paint and Caulk Inspection

Bringing the Porch Inside

Ordering Your Porch Parts
Porch & Newel Posts
Post Top Decorations
Porch Eave Decorations

Installation of Porch Parts
Important Considerations
Overview
Paint First!
Layout & Assembly of Balustrade Sections
Preparing for Assembly
Assembly of Balustrade Sections
Installation
Porch & Newel Posts
Decorative Trim
Balustrade Sections

Final Reminder



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