Porch Installation

Read through step-by-step tutorials to help you prepare for any installation pertaining to your porch.


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How to Hang a Porch Swing through Vinyl

Ask This Old House general contractor Tom Silva adds structure to a porch in order to safely hang a swing

How to Screen in a Porch

A clever new way to replace or install a porch screen.

How to Install a Lattice Under Deck

Dress up your front porch with hinged panels of plastic skirting.

How to Install a Beadboard Porch Ceiling

Gussy up your porch in time for outdoor entertaining

Joining Tongue-and-Groove Plywood

Coax those tongue-and-groove edges together for a tight, no-bounce fit

How to Hang a Porch Swing

Precisely measuring the enjoyment porch swings provide is difficult, but a good place to start is monitoring how long your smile lasts.