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Building a Wind Resistant Sunroom and Porch Addition

By: Danny Lipford

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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  • Mike Says:
    October 24th, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Hey Mr. Danny, Looking at the video – Building a wind resistant Sunroom & Porch. In the video showed the builder installing Plywood on the windows. My Question is : I would like to know the type of anchor system they used when installing the plywood to the windows. Looks like a threaded insert was used, then had a threaded stud installed & then a wing-nut was installed. Can you help me out? Thanks Mike


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