Hal Rosner

Completed deck & patio fencing.

Completed deck & patio fencing.

Completed patio fencing from inside the patio.

Completed patio fencing from inside the patio.

Details of supporting structure.

Details of supporting structure.

Details of supporting structure.

Details of supporting structure.

House Construction: Deck

High winds during the winter resulted in the majority of trees falling down in the back and side yards. These trees had acted as a natural privacy. In addition to new plantings, a more immediate solution was developed; construct two privacy fences, one on the existing deck and the other alongside a patio below the deck.

This two-story fence created a new outdoor room below the deck, complete with a shelf, and recreated the lost privacy both above and below the deck. It was stained to match the existing wood and became an exterior extension of the house which flowed into the deck’s railing. The underside of the deck had to be structurally reinforced so that it would be able to support the added load.