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Old 10-03-2007, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Holly Springs
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ridiculous price! as mentioned above, materials are in the hundreds. Provided the deck is capable of supporting the additional weight, it is a relatively easy job. I couldnt see it costing more than 2-3k to finish off a deck with a screened porch with someone else doing the work(this is provided you are not doing elaborate millwork). My builder wanted 8k for that upgrade on my 10x16 deck....needless to say I am building my screened porch when the house is finished.
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Old 10-03-2007, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Midcoast Maine
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We were quoted $14k to screen in our 12x12 deck. Seems awfully high to me, too.
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Old 10-03-2007, 10:01 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I got a quote for a 12x12 sunroom at $35k. I was told that the screen porch would be about half that. Seems awfully high.
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Old 10-04-2007, 07:12 AM
 
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I got a quote for a 12x12 sunroom at $35k. I was told that the screen porch would be about half that. Seems awfully high.

One can buy a pre-fab. home for that price...!
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Old 10-03-2007, 10:12 PM
 
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Our screened porch was included in the price of the house and they are putting a deck extension 12x20 for $4300. The deck will be a good five foot plus off of the ground as the crawl space in the back has good head room. Our builders options were all verrrrrrrrrrry reasonable.
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Old 10-04-2007, 06:52 AM
 
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We were just quoted a price of $11,000 to screen in our deck. It needs a roof, and we are also wanting to extend the deck out by four more feet. We didn't know what this sort of thing cost either, and are having a bit of sticker shock. Still don't know what we are going to do.
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Old 10-04-2007, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Ellicott City MD
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We paid about $14K to convert a 10x10 deck to a 10x12 screened porch plus a 10x8 deck. We were shocked at the price too. I'd say $12K is no bargain, but is not that far off market prices either. I was under the impression that adding the roof and getting a structural engineer for that portion of the project was a major portion of the expense.
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Old 10-04-2007, 10:13 AM
 
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If you can find a teacher (retired or not) usually the old industrial arts sort who is licensed etc you can probably save a ton of money. They don't have the overhead a full time self improvement person has. The teacher has their health care paid for. They have their retirement paid for and they have a source of income coming in 12 months per year. They don't have to factor those things into the cost of the project.
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Old 10-04-2007, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest, NC
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What about just getting one of those 10'x10' or 12'x12' screened enclosures from Home Depot or Lowes, and just put that on your existing deck? They look reasonably good, and they only cost around $200. Sure, it's not the same as an actual screened-in porch, but you're saving $11,800.
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Old 10-04-2007, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest NC
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What about just getting one of those 10'x10' or 12'x12' screened enclosures from Home Depot or Lowes, and just put that on your existing deck? They look reasonably good, and they only cost around $200. Sure, it's not the same as an actual screened-in porch, but you're saving $11,800.
Be sure to secure it! My neighbor did that. It looked great for a few weeks.
Then we had a big storm & teh wind must have gone into the awning like a sail, b/c teh entire thing lifted off the deck, & rolled over the lawn, & down the street, & the supports snapped, & the screens & awning tore!
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