Finished 3 season room.
We were hired to correct mistakes made by a previous contractor and finish this 3 Season room addition in Virginia Beach. The addition is framed with pressure-treated lumber and totally covered with artificial (Azek) material in all the weather-exposed areas. All joints were caulked and everything painted to seal the structure. The screens can be replaced with storm windows. This addition beautifully compliments this fine home.
This addition to this fine Norfolk home was a real challenge to all our building skills. It involved almost every part of the trade, except a foundation. Our clients wanted to tear the roof off a 1-story lean-to and add a second story (called a pop-up.) They wanted the ceiling on the first floor raised a foot to give more head room and to match the level of the second floor. Some of the other challenges were: (1) We had to match the existing molding. (2) We had to cut a gable roof into the existing tile roof and match the tile. (3) We had to keep water from ruining the downstairs when we opened the roof. (4) We had to extend the chimney to 2 floors. (5) The siding had to match the existing siding. (6) The entire addition had to be air-conditioned, wired and plumbed. The upstairs included a guest room, laundry room, and master bathroom .(7) The entrances upstairs had to be changed to enter in to the master bedroom, the guest bathroom, without entering into the master bedroom, and a new entrance into the master bath. (8) The changes to the entrances upstairs meant that the existing oak hardwood had to be matched. (9) The floor downstairs was to be a beautiful, dark hardwood over a slab, so 3/4 plywood had to be secured to the slab first. (10) The clients wanted a black and white mosaic tile in the bathroom. (11) We had to build a floor in the attic of the addition and provide an entrance from the existing attic into the new one.