Enclosed back porch, Before and After
When we purchased our bungalow it was covered in asbestos siding.
Our enclosed back porch covered in asbestos siding. 2003
The asbestos siding was in such poor condition that we decided to take our chances and remove it.
What we found underneath was a poorly constructed porch enclosure. 2004
Underneath the asbestos we found a poorly constructed, rotting enclosure. The enclosure was built with scrap wood and odds and ends.
Siding made from found odds and ends. The window juts out 10″ from the wall.
We were unsure what to do and didn’t want to put a lot of money into this little back porch. I considered covering over the whole mess with siding and dealing with it at a later date. I was lucky enough to receive some sage advice from a more experienced house restorer, “Covering over this would be like trying to fix a skull fracture with a band aid!”
The only thing left to do was to tear the whole mess down.
The back door has been relocated to provide a better traffic flow. Temporary plywood enclosure.
New wood siding is a treated with an insecticide to prevent termites. Stained glass windows from a 1915 house found on eBay.
Primed and ready for paint.
Testing the final 2 paint color combinations.
The house gets painted.
The new back porch. 2004