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.

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

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