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A Watertight Second-Story Porch

With a rubber membrane and careful flashing, you can create an outdoor room above and shelter the living space below

The arched opening of this upstairs porch dramatically changed the look of the house, but waterpoofing the deck was the key to making it work. The article details the framing of the substructure, the application of an EPDM membrane, and the sleeper/deck on top.

A Watertight Second-Story Porch

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