Enclosed Deck 4 Months Later

 

Enclosed Deck 4 Months Later

The sun-room October 2014

4 months have passed since we had our deck enclosed making it into a sun-room and since then we have had warm weather to cold weather. Warm weather you can be in the room with little problems and typically a nice breeze flows through the room. Next year we will consider a fan if the temperatures get too hot. The evening is great to sit and relax as well as enjoy dinner on occasion.  As the weather gets colder the current trend is that the room tends to be about 10 degrees warmer than the outside temperature and gets a bit chilly in the evening. We have used the electric fireplace several times and it heats the room up very quickly as long as we close the door leading into the house. We have a second smaller heater that we have used a couple of times that has worked out well. Currently the temperature outside is 45, the enclose room is 55 and the house is 69. The windows and door from the house to the room are open.

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1955 Chevy Nomad Belair

The all new 1955 Chevy Nomad Belair for 1955!

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The Nomad badge on the tailgate

This is the best 1955 Chevy Nomad Belair that I have seen locally. I have been to a lot of shows and seen nice cars but this one is great. Not your typical Friday night car show Nomad.

1955 Chevy Nomad Belair

1955 Nomad Profile

The Chevrolet Nomad is best remembered for it’s two door model from 1955–57.

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Building An Enclosed Deck Final Day of Construction

Building An Enclosed Deck Final Day of Construction

Ready to start Day 6, the final day of construction.

“Building An Enclosed Deck – Final Day of Construction” is the followup to yesterdays post post on Day 5 of construction. In summary the work started on Monday June 30 and except for a couple of pieces of siding ended on Wednesday July 9th. There was no work done on July 4th and on Monday July 7th. The delay was Independence Day and also waiting on windows to arrive on Tuesday. First thing today was to start working on the sliding door installation. Framing and then install. Just like installing the windows it is a bit of a job. Making sure it fits and functions smoothly always takes extra effort. Along with the door install came more silicone sealing. Never too much as long as it stops a single drop of water!

Day 6 Photo Slide Show

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Enclosing The Deck Day 5 of Construction

 

Enclosing The Deck Day 5 of Construction

End of Day 5 Construction 7/8/2014

This post “Enclosing The Deck Day 5 of Construction” is all about the work done on the fifth work day of enclosing our upper deck. Day 4 of construction was mainly focused on getting the roof sealed, trim and end caps put into place, and the insulation under the deck put into place. The fifth day started about 9:30am on July 8th with the crew getting the deck ready for the windows. Then another crew arrived with the windows and installation began. There is a lot of work related to getting the windows into place and making sure everything is working. Once again all the guys knew their jobs and worked well together. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of selecting a company that retains its employees by treating them properly. The experience of each individual working on my deck ranged from 10 to 24 years with all that time working for American Patio Rooms.

Day 5 Enclosing The Upper Deck

Under the deck is as nice as being in the deck. Great finish work by the team.

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Enclosing The Deck Day 4 of Construction

Enclosing The Deck Day 4 of Construction

Day 4 was about the finishing touches and blending the enclosure into the exist home. Getting rid of the rough edges!

Enclosing The Deck Day 4 of Construction consisted of putting the finishing touches on the existing structure and beginning to insulate the bottom of the deck from the cold weather that is just around the corner. The morning started with a few sprinkles of rain but it didn’t last long and work started. There was a 2 man crew again today, once the windows arrive we will be back to a three man crew. First up was to cut off part of the roof that was remaining and wrapping that in aluminum, next quite a bit of time was spent adding all of the end pieces and caps to give the deck that finished look. Finally on the roof to seal everything, and on the bottom of the deck adding the insulation to keep the heat in and the cold out!

Day 4 Photo Slide Show

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Enclosing The Deck Day 3 of Construction

Enclosing The Deck Day 3 of Construction

Ready for day 3 of construction

Here we are at “Enclosing The Deck Day 3 of Construction” and so far the past 2 days have been nice despite the early forecast of rain. It looks like today we will bypass the rain again! Sometimes things just work out. On the agenda for today was to get the walls and windows installed. Unfortunately the windows are not getting installed so that is a little disappointing. We knew the sliding glass door was on back-order so we were expecting that. The past 2 days we had a 3 man crew and today there is a 2 man crew. Looks like Tuesday before we get the windows.

Day 3 Photo Slide Show

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Enclosing The Deck Day 2

Enclosing The Deck Day 2

Day 2 started with the new portion of the deck complete

Enclosing The Deck Day 2: Today’s work brought with it a couple of disappointments. First my new roof put on last year was not done properly and now I have to contact Lowes to see what can be done. So far the installer that Lowe’s uses doesn’t seem to keen on making the mistake right. Second, the chimney enclosure had water damage behind the siding and needs repaired. Builders these days are in such a rush that work isn’t done properly. Goes along with the inability to install shingles and ice guards properly. That is why I hired American Patio Rooms, just tired of poor workmanship.

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Enclosing A Deck Part 6 – Construction

Enclosing A Deck Part 6 – Construction

American Patio Rooms

Monday June 30th, Enclosing A Deck Part 6 – Construction. Today the builders started to add to the length of the deck taking it from 13 feet 7 inches to 19 feet 3 inches. Now the deck will wrap around the chimney giving us a nice breakfast nook to add a table without it taking up the main seating area of the deck.

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Enclosing A Deck Part 5 – Breaking Ground

Enclosing A Deck Part 5 – Breaking Ground

Measuring the distance of the post to the septic tank

In the picture above we were still in the process of removing the old plants from the flowerbeds

It has been a couple of months since part 4 of this article appeared and work has just started on the deck. We ran into some problems with the county health department that had to be sorted out. The 3 existing supporting beams of the upper deck were within 10 feet of the septic tank and we had to request a variance before building could start. Although it passed inspection when the house was built, the regulations changed a few years ago and we had to take care of that.

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