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Prepare Your Porch for Scenix

| Oct 18, 2017

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Now, the fun begins! 

After plotting your porch, you’re ready to start the framing process and prepare for your new Scenix porch windows. To ensure accurate measurements, it’ll be important to complete this step before actually placing your window order. As we all know, even the best made plans can be modified along the way. There’s still time to adapt your plan to be sure to get the most out of your new porch!

Step #1 is to just dig in!

For starters, here’s a short list of the tools you may need:

Supply List
  • Tape Measure
  • Framing Square
  • Combination Square
  • Circular Saw
  • Safety Goggles
  • 2x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 2x8s
  • Sandpaper

Based on your floor plan sketch and worksheet, your framing project may take anywhere from a few hours to a few days. It is a good idea to ask a friend, neighbor or relative to help you with this project. With a second set of hands, framing is much easier.

If you have any deconstruction to do, now is the time. Rip out any old, obstructive porch screen windows, old paneling, or other unnecessary materials.

Out with the old and in with the new!

Clear way the garbage and take a fresh look at your new Scenix porch in the making. Measure up each window openings and head out to the garage to cut up the 2x4’s and 2x 6’s that you’ve hauled home from your local home improvement retail store.

Now, you can build the frames. Start on the left side and move to the right, framing each window opening with your carefully prepared lumber. With assistance, screw in the designated wood pieces to align with your desired window openings.

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For best results, design your Scenix window to fit flush with the outside of your home. OR, if you prefer, you can build a sloped sill out of a 2x6 by shaving half of the sill, from the center outwards.

Now your new porch is framed and ready to go. You can now place your Scenix order.

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