A screen room, like screen enclosures, needs to be designed and engineered to withstand hurricane winds. One difference, however, is the footing requirements for a screen room need to be greater, the wind uplift is considered on each zone, and as a result, a deeper and wider footing is required. In regard to design, there are additional options to choose from when building a screen room, such as skylights, kick plates, pet screening, picket railings, and ceiling fans.
Screen Room Design & Engineering
In addition, a perimeter footing is required. In most cases a 12″x12″ will comply if the new footing is connected off the existing concrete deck. There may be requirements for a larger footing when there is no existing deck to attach the footing (for example, a “paver area”).
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