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Need Advice Adding a screened-in porch / deck

Discussion in 'Homeowners Corner' started by blunoz, Jun 13, 2018 at 4:48 PM.

  1. blunoz

    blunoz Member

    Oct 11, 2008
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    We just had a contractor come out to take some measurements and give us an estimate for building a screened-in deck on the back of our house. There are 3 other houses I can see from my back deck that have screened-in decks. The contractor expressed concern over the stand-off distance from the property line and that we might have to get a waiver from the county for that.

    Has anyone had a screened in porch or deck installed recently, and do you have any advice from your experience? I would ask our neighbors, but I think all their screened-in decks were installed by previous owners, so they wouldn't know first-hand what challenges they encountered along the way.
  2. JJB

    JJB New Member

    Oct 18, 2006
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    Your contractor should be well versed in the set back requirements and whether or not a waiver is required. Moreover, your contractor should be the one filing for the permit or at least providing you drawings that meet all code requirements that you can use to get the permit. You will also need approval from the HOA. The same drawings can be used for the HOA and county building permit.

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