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Capital City Builders Renovation Remodeling Construction Tallahassee

2012 Remodelers Showcase Gold Award Winner
Category: Outdoor Spaces Under $35k

Gold Award Under $100k

Beautiful sunrises, majestic 100 year old oak trees covered in Spanish moss, and numerous song birds greet the homeowners daily. Deciding to enclose the open porch was easy-how to do it without spoiling the view from inside the house was daunting. The homeowner didn't want to look out a large picture window only to see support posts.
Using a new screen system called ScreenTight(R) we were able to keep the existing support posts that were spaced up to 13' feet apart. This is far superior to having posts every 3-4 feet, as was common just a few years ago.
The new ScreenTight(R) system was the only acceptable option for these demanding homeowners. By allowing a substantially larger area to be covered without posts, the views from both the porch and from inside the home were completely unobstructed.
Custom built posts matched the architectural design of the home and looked like they were a part of the original construction. The custom wood work did not end there. The porch doors are not your standard lightweight doors; these are 1 3/8" kiln dried after treatment (KDAT) wood doors that were assembled on-site with premium satin nickel hardware finishes.
There was an immediate improvement in the indoor air quality once both front and back porches were screened. The natural cross ventilation created in the home by the screen porch facilitated a natural air flow and rapid fresh air exchange. The efficient air flow managed to reach the master bedroom, laundry room, kitchen and living area when the front and rear doors were opened.
The total enclosed square footage of the porches was over 588 square feet of useable space for entertaining friends and family or just having a cup of coffee in the morning.
Once completed, the homeowners realized their dream of being able to enjoy their porch, without sacrificing the view from inside the home. The materials, techniques, and sensitivity to the owner’s sight lines turned a simple porch project into the most desirable rooms in the house.