Screened Porch with Trex decking

Outdoor Living: A bright screened porch

Sandi and Roger met with us to rebuild their deck in two phases. First we designed and built the Trex deck. The following year we framed the porch, re-roofed the back of their home, installed skylights, painted, and last installed screens. Roger and Sandi are thrilled about our workmanship, attention to detail, and they love to show off their new outdoor living room.

“Everyone on the project was a pleasure to work with and we recommend them highly.”

Sandra Bean & Roger Blaine, Corvallis

Project Details

Up for the challenge

They asked us to build around their lilac bushes, so we designed a covered porch with “clipped corners.” This created a challenge because it is nearly impossible to frame an exposed beam, vaulted ceiling with clipped corners with wood rafters. We brought in our structural engineer and worked with him to engineer a “flitch” beam, which consists of a 3/16-in. steel plate sandwiched between 2×8 roughsawn rafters.

What our Clients are Saying

“G. Christianson repaired some serious water damage from a leaky roof in our dining room. They did excellent work, with great attention to detail at all times. The repairs blended seamless into the rest of the house...”

Cara Fritz & Brendan Kane, Corvallis

“Everyone was a delight to work with. GREAT advice on all issues. 100% commitment to top quality work and materials. Keep doing the same thing! We joke that we miss you guys and wish we had another project.”

Kyle & Suzie Cole, Corvallis

“Carl came up with a few different designs to shade the front windows from sun during the summer. The designs were done with software that could show the amount of shading and view from different angles, including from inside the house, at different times of the year. This was very helpful in visualizing the designs and making decisions.”

Brian Lee, Corvallis