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Project by Huckleberry posted 04-18-2008 11:32 PM 1467 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a bad winter in my area and the was a lot of stuff to clean. The worst part is that my screened porch to the brunt of it this time. As you can see from the pictures some of the screens need to be replaced, but the big thing is the kick panels. I really need some advice on how to fix this for the summer so that we keep the bugs away.

-- I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate.



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posted 04-19-2008 12:35 AM

Hi Huck. Looks like it could be an easy fix if you can get the materials in your neck of the woods.
HomeDepot and Lowes sell a product made for wall applications in moist or wet areas such as janitorial rooms and restrooms. Its a fiberglass sheet good that is usually in the paneling section. We have it in Almond or white.
It appears from your pics that the sheet thickness should be very close to the same. It cuts very easy with a utility knife and a staright edge. Although they sell a knife for scoring the sheet.
I hope that gives a little food for thought.
Good luck on your project.
Jim

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Dadoo

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posted 04-19-2008 01:01 PM

Except that using that 1/4” stuff will “cave in” from snow buildup come winter. Wreck the wall out. Rebuild the halfwall (kick panel) using pressurized 2×4’s and T-111. Even with pressurized wood, a stain/sealer is a must. No more water or snow worries. As for the top, I’d consider placing “removable” windows or glass panels (then you can enjoy the room in the winter) and screen panels for summer.

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posted 04-21-2008 02:29 AM

You could try to enclose them with tempered glass. It would add more light as well!

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