We have torn down a 75 year old two story porch and now plan to reuse the 5/4 fir T&G boards in our new addition. The old boards appear straight with no deterioration. Although the new porch deck will be protected with a 2 foot overhang and will pitch for drainage, I have been warned that T&G porches are notorious for rot. We would like the best method to attach screen panels to the edge of the porch. Is there a product or technique to create a curb under the screen panels to allow water to drain off and prevent insects from infiltrating through? Thanks.
Andy Engel reflects on the price and durability of tools over the years since he entered the trades in 1979.
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