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Help planning screen porch over patio

Michelle L
3 years ago

We have a 12x20 concrete slab (off sliding doors) in south-central Florida that I would like to screen in. It's just a slab-no roof and the corresponding supports- so I literally need everything. I know I need to get a permit and meet the regs for my area, but does anyone have a good starting point for building a screen porch literally ground-up? All the pre-fab kits I see don't meet our patio size, and I definitely want all 12' from the house.

We would like to do as much ourselves, but I realize that may not be the wisest option. If you DIY'd yours, would you do it again? If you hired, what level of plans did you bring to the contractor, if any?

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