During the summer months we spend lots of time on the porch watching the action on the harbor,
enjoying birds at the feeder
or sharing tini time with family or friends.
Maintaining our special place, however, got to be a real challenge as Maine winters are hard on exterior finishes. Finally, the porch with its rotten boards and never ending demand for paint got the best of us, and we decided to replace it with a synthetic material made by Azek. The hard part was the hubby and me agreeing on color and composition!
That done so began a project that proved to be a major undertaking. Piece by piece the old came out
under the watchful eye of Willow who accompanied her boss to work every day. She wasn’t much help when it came to the installation, but she was perfectly behaved.
The crew worked 12 hour days, and the hubby couldn’t resist getting involved. He proved to be an able assistant. That definitely gives him some ownership of the project as well as a few aches and pains.
In case you are thinking this was an easy job, think again. Every piece that went in had to be carefully measured and cut as nothing of the original porch was perfect.
When all was said and done, however, the porch is perfect and will be much appreciated when next spring no repairs will be required.
Now the birdhouses are back in place,
new plant stands replace a peeling bench and are perfect for a garden vignette.
Best of all, the porch is again ready for tini time! Cheers!
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