Porches

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Installing a Pergola On a Patio

The PDB editor poses a question: You’ve been hired to build a new pergola over an existing patio, but you don’t really want to cut through the concrete slab and pour new footings. Is that okay? More

Custom Pergola
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Custom Pergola

A forum member from Arizona is planning to build a custom pergola using 3-inch... More

Autumn Leaf Pergola
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Making PVC Columns
Decorative Beams for a Craftsman-Style Arbor
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Decorative Beams for a Craftsman-Style Arbor

Unlike other glass ceilings, this one is strictly for shelter. It's supported by... More

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Cedar 6x6 Posts as Roof Support

Can 6x6 cedar posts be used to support a screened porch and roof over a 12x16 deck? A builder over on the JLC Forums who has built plenty of them this way now isn’t so sure, thanks to his architect who raised the question. More

In New England, Two-Thirds of New Homes Include Decks
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In New England, Two-Thirds of New Homes Include Decks

New Englanders like their decks. Texans? Not so much. Nationwide, less than a... More

Installing Retractable Screens
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Installing Retractable Screens

These motorized screens roll up and out of the way with the press of a button More

Column Wraps
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Column Wraps

Versatex has two new designs More

Screen Options for Porches
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Screen Options for Porches

You can install prefabricated panels or buy the components and assemble the... More

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