Talk about getting more than you paid for.
Wanting to have their old deck removed and replaced with a brand-new outdoor living space that included a low maintenance deck with an open porch that tied into the existing roof of the home, this London OH family reached out to the Columbus outdoor living expert – Archadeck.
Existing deck before Archadeck of Columbus began the new deck and porch combo project.
But here’s the rub. The roof tie-in was a challenge because of a bay door which had a pyramidal roof above it. So as the early phase of construction took place, Archadeck of Columbus uncovered some serious problems the homeowners were not aware of – and they were able to get them fixed fast.
The home exterior featured dimensional shingles and the plan was to continue that look on the newly constructed porch. In prepping the area, this outdoor living combination spaces expert team noticed a problem – a big one – and several, in fact.
Unbeknownst to the homeowners, water was getting trapped between the first and seconds layer of the original shingles as well as around the skylights. It turns out that the original skylight installer caulked around
the skylight flashing but it had eroded and degraded over time, and water penetrated the shingled roof area.
Having uncovered the problem, the homeowner had to have the rear of the home exterior reroofed with new skylights installed. This discovery was a huge find as the existing damage was fixed and more importantly, prevented more serious issues down the road which could have caused a lot of damage.
With structural issues being addressed and solved, it was time for the remainder of the project to take shape. To ensure carefree outdoor living on the new deck and new porch areas, TimberTech Terrain decking in the color Sandy Birch was installed, along with Preferred powder-coated black aluminum rails.
Due to its lightweight yet extremely strong nature, paulownia was used to wrap the deck and porch posts. In case you’re not familiar with it, paulownia hard wood (also known as Royal/Empress Paulownia or Princess tree) has been officially deemed the aluminum of timber, as it is the lightest to strongest ratio wood species in the world. And better yet, it is naturally resistant to fire, salt water, termites, decay, and rot – a great choice for outdoor exposure to the elements.
To top off this outdoor living space reincarnation, the porch ceiling is composed of beautiful cedar tongue and groove, a sight for sore eyes when glancing up toward the outdoor skies.
It’s easy to connect with this TimberTech deck builder. So easy, in fact, all you have to do is click right here. We look forward to helping you explore new deck and porch combination spaces, and other outdoor living retreats for your future enjoyment and relaxation.
The Archadeck of Columbus Team.