Emanuel Silva, a contributing editor to JLC, owns Silva Lightning Builders in North Andover, Mass. He can be reached at [email protected]
Inadequate structural details and flashing led to the early demise of this home's box bay window. Here's how Manny Silva fixed it.
Instead of just repairing this porch, Manny Silva rebuilt it with better materials and more rot-resistant details to give it a longer life.
It's just another white cargo van until it's customized with built-in tool storage and graphics.
Improved weatherproofing details around the window help, but the real key is the new kick-out flashing on the roof above.
Manny Silva pattern-routed the stringers and trim for the porch stairs on a recent project. Here's why.