Screen Porch Construction

Add an enclosed screen porch to your house using basic framing and deck building techniques.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Chalk line
  • Circular saw
  • Cordless drill
  • Drill bit set
  • Hearing protection
  • Level
  • Miter saw
  • Reciprocating saw
  • Safety glasses
  • Speed square
  • Tape measure
  • Stapler
  • Stepladder
  • Tin snips
  • Utility knife
  • Tool belt
  • Table saw
  • Socket/ratchet set
  • Safety glasses
  • Hammer

You'll also need a mason's line, and scaffolding will make it easier to complete the roof work.

A detailed Materials List that you can print is available in Additional Information