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How Homes Are Built: Porch and Deck Install (Ep 13) - Parade of Homes Wisconsin

September 18, 20233 min read

Hello, home enthusiasts! As we continue our journey in the "Parade of Home" series, we find ourselves stepping out onto the magnificent deck and porch areas that grace our homes. In this episode, we're taking you through the nuances of installing the perfect porch and deck, a vital extension of your living space. Let's dive in!

Trex Decking: The Foundation of a Great Outdoor Space

When it comes to decking, we trust none other than Trex Decking. This episode kicks off with a showcase of the beautiful Trex decking that forms the foundation of our outdoor spaces. Not only does it offer a seamless look with hidden fasteners, but it also integrates wonderfully with its railing system, ensuring a cohesive and stylish appearance.

Hidden Fasteners and Seamless Integration

One of the standout features of Trex decking is the use of hidden fasteners, eliminating visible screws and providing a clean, sleek surface. The accompanying railing system integrates seamlessly, enhancing the aesthetics and functionality of the outdoor space.

Exploring the Different Sections: Uncovered, Covered, and Screened

As we venture further, we explore the different sections of the deck - the uncovered area that allows you to bask in the sunshine, the covered portion offering shelter and a cozy nook, and the screened-in section that provides protection from bugs while letting you enjoy the natural surroundings.

A Glimpse into the Largest Deck We've Built

In this episode, we take pride in showcasing one of the most extensive and picturesque decks we've built, offering a splendid view of the park. The deck is segmented into different areas, each serving a unique purpose and offering a different perspective of the outdoors.

Tips for a Bug-Free Screened Porch

A screened porch is a wonderful addition, but it comes with its own set of challenges, primarily keeping the bugs at bay. Here are some invaluable tips to ensure a bug-free experience.

Ensuring a Bug-Free Experience

To prevent bugs from entering through the bottom, it's essential to install a heavy-duty screen beneath the deck boards. In an ideal setup, we recommend constructing removable screen cages that can be easily removed to clean the debris that falls through the cracks. This proactive approach not only maintains the aesthetic appeal of your porch but also extends its longevity by preventing the accumulation of dirt and moisture, which can lead to deterioration over time. 

Moreover, these removable cages allow for easy maintenance, fostering a cleaner and healthier outdoor living space. By adopting such measures, homeowners can enjoy a serene and bug-free environment, making the most of their outdoor living spaces throughout the year.

Join Us at the Fall Parade of Homes

We are thrilled to invite you to witness this architectural marvel at the Fall 2023 Parade of Homes. It's not just about viewing a structure; it's about experiencing the vision and craftsmanship that goes into creating homes that raise the industry standard.

Conclusion: Raising the Standard in Home Construction

At Sanctified Homes, we are committed to not just meeting but exceeding the industry standards. Our focus on details, from the foundation to the deck, ensures that we build homes that are beautiful but also functional, and durable.

We invite you to explore more about our journey and insights on our blog, where we share a wealth of information to help you make informed decisions when it comes to building your dream home.

Remember, when it comes to your home, always aim to raise the standard. Until next time, happy home building!

If you want to learn more about Sanctified Homes & Construction, check our homepage at WisconsinHomeBuild.com, or https://wisconsinhomebuild.com/call.

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TJ Vitense

Founder of Sanctified Homes and Construction & the Blessed to Build Foundation, TJ believes in raising the industry standards. With his company Strategic Real Estate Experts, he helped hundreds of families buy and sell homes. And, now manages new home construction as one of Wisconsin's best home builders.

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