Building a Wind Resistant Sunroom and Porch Addition

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.

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