Decks

Most people want decks in their houses.   The decks may be existing and they want modifications to them or they want to enclose the decks.

First county records should be checked to see whether permits were taken out for the decks.  After the records have been checked and it is verified that permit was taken out on the deck then the remodeling of the deck should be considered.   If the remodeling consists of putting a screen around the deck then it may be feasible.  However as it is most often the case remodeling consists of converting the deck to a sun room with glass or drywall on all sides then various factors have to be considered foremost amongst them is windbracing.

Because windbracing requires special connections between posts and beams and posts and footings an engineer should be consulted to check the feasibility of the project.

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