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Porch needs help


I am looking for some advice for my porch. Currently It has many ripped screens and an astroturf floor. What I am thinking of doing is the following:

ripping up the carpet and putting a new floor down. Should i use TG, plywood, or something else? ( Currently underneath astroturf is plywood)

Secondly I want to finish the bottom maybe 3ft with TG to give it a more finished room appearance. Is there a reason why I should not do that?

All in all I want to make it appear as much finished room that will still hold up to the elements as I live in New Jersey so ou weather runs the gamut.

Thanks for the help

Justn B
Re: Porch needs help
Justn B

If it was my house I would take the turf up. If you plywood is already treated, put down cement board, and tile it. As for the screens. I would put beadboard on the inside, and finish the outside with vinyl siding, both about 18" to 24"

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