Screen Porches

Learn how to install screen walls to your porch.


Building A Shed Roof Over A Deck

Learn how to build a shed style porch roof over a deck.

How To Build A Roof Over A Deck

We discuss some of the challenges of building a porch roof over an existing deck.

Roof Cricket or Saddle

Learn how to use a cricket or a saddle to create a clean attachment for a porch roof to a house roof connection.

Porch Anatomy

Learn how to build a screen porch roof.

Introduction to Porch Building

Learn the basics about building a porch roof over a deck.

Soffits and Fascia

Learn how to install soffits and fascia boards on your porch roof.


Porch Roof Types

We compare gable roofs, hip roofs and shed style roofs for porches.

Engineered Porch Roof Trusses

Using engineered trusses can make porch building easier.

Porch Electrical Fixtures

Learn about some options for electrical fixtures in a screen porch.

Porch Roofing

Learn how to properly install flashing and shingles on your porch roof to prevent water damage. View our roofing diagram.

Porch Finish Work

Add some finishing touches to give your porch a bit of personality and style. We discuss covering the ceiling, railings, soffits, fascia and trim.

Hand-Framed Porch Roof

Learn some tips about how to hand frame a porch roof.


Building a Gazebo

Learn some tips for building a gazebo roof over your deck.