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Question DetailsAsked on 10/8/2011

Is $40K enough to replace a 19 x 12 feet enclosed porch?

I have about $40k to rebuild an existing porch measuring 19 x12 feet. I want it enclosed and insulated, but not heated. Is this a reasonable amount of $ needed?

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$40K is way more than enough to that project. Remember though, if you want to count it as square footage on your home when you go to sell, you would need to pull a permit from the local building department and in order to get a patio cover to be a permitted structure, you would have to add footing around the perimeter of the building, make sure that it meet requirements for light and ventilation, (typically patio rooms have way too much glass in them) add a heat source or run a duct from your furnace, add proper electrical, etc... The majority of people who are enclosing patio covers don't do all these things, but still enclose the room and make it water tight.

Ron Cantor
Cantor Property Inspection & Construction
3128 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92104
619-521-9828 &

Answered 8 years ago by inspecthms


As other comment said - more than enough- and don't tell contractors how much you were prepared to spend. In most cases, that amount would replace (no new foundations) an enclosed and space-heated porch with lighting and all, including roof extension - well on your way to a Florida or sunroom.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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