A friend wants to convert her existing deck to a screened porch. This will involve modifications to strengthen the existing structure and increase the deck area for the new space plus adding a roof, support posts, screen panels, a door, etc.
Does anyone have experience installing a screen porch kit and/or live in a home that has a screened porch built from a kit that they would recommend? We’re looking for a reputable supplier with a quality product. Poor local service and outrageous pricing has us looking to have the panels/parts shipped in so we can do it ourselves. The roof will be stick-built to match the house.
What we’re looking for from a supplier:
- Maintenance-free painted aluminum screen panels
- Custom sizing
- Quality door available with kit for color match
- Considering panels that have interchangeable screens/glass
- Hoping for excellent service and technical support
- Hoping for reasonable lead time on order/delivery
Your advice and recommendations based on your personal experience in dealing with a supplier would be appreciated along with photos of the finished project.