The porch had undergone some minor cosmetic changes in the past, that had ultimately resulted in the failure of the structure as a whole. The original tin roof was covered over with a quarry tile. So, essentially, the roof was a floor. Or, was the floor a roof? Anyway, the tile eventually began to leak and over time, water's destructive power worked its wonder on the framing and underlayment.
So all of the surface finishes were removed from the round side of the porch, except for the round, hollow beam. When the framing was revelled, two things were immediately appearant, there was a lot of rot and whoever built this took a lot of time to constuct it. Oh yeah, did I mention that not only was the roof round, it change pitch from a slightly pitch flat roof, to a shallow pitched mansard roof around the perimeter.
Ten decorative brackets around the perimeter of the freize board were carefully removed, stripped and restored. Most of the roof was reframed. Cypress fascia, soffit and a new ceiling were installed. An imitation slate was chosen for the mansard and Duradek for the walkable surface. Finally, a wrought iron railing crowned the structure. Check out our other porch restorations or call us now!