Watch this video to see how a wind resistant sunroom and porch addition were built for a house located on the water in a hurricane prone area, including:
- Removing the existing porch and supporting the second floor.
- Pouring the concrete slab foundation.
- Framing and reinforcing the 2×6 walls with plywood sheathing.
- Reinforcing the roof rafters using steel straps and hangers.
- Fabricating and attaching reinforced steel porch columns.
- Applying a water shield underlayment to the roof.
- Making custom plywood window covers with wing nut hardware for easy installation and removal.
Read episode article to find out more.
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