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Adding A New Zing to An Outdoor Lifestyle

Sometimes a home needs a new veranda because the original is ready to tumble down. Other times only parts of the veranda need repair to make it like new. We also rebuild and modernize porches.

We begin veranda work by protecting surrounding premises and supporting the roof before removing and disposing of the existing structure.
Often we have to replace pillars because the original ones were on footings that are not below the frost line and over the years have become unstable.

We construct most verandas using 2" x 10" joists secured to the new pillars and the house wall. The structure is covered by paint grade tongue-and-groove pine floor and new pine railings with lattice skirting.

A new tongue and groove floor, stairs and painted railing give this north Toronto home a new look and a new lease on life.
We rebuild pillars – the backbone of the veranda – from grade, supported on poured concrete foundations below the frost line.


Creation of a Traditional Leaside Veranda
We constructed this PARKHURST BLVD. veranda in LEASIDE from scratch.

The owners were very involved with this project throughout, including the finer details such as; the tongue and groove clear pine ceiling, the dental trim work and railing etc.


We began by excavating to below the frost line, installing poured concrete footings and building new brick pillars which were to support pressure treated 2"x10" floor joists and 6"x6" pillars, which in turn were to reinforce a completely new roof structure which was shingled to match the existing roof of the home. New aluminum eavestroughing and drains were also added, and all the finished lumber for this veranda was hand picked solid pine. The ceiling was finished with clear stain and the remaining pine was primed and covered with two coats of Benjamin Moore exterior latex paint.

Note how the trim on the new veranda matches the trim on the side of the house.

The walk way leading to the house was also redone to complete the look.

After After

The railings match the trim on the house

Ceiling finished with clear stain
Faster Slower
Toronto’s Home Improvement Company For Over 40 Years. Quality Craftsmanship, Top Quality Materials