How to Remodel a Screen Room with Vinyl Siding and Windows

If you have a screen room in your house and you want the room to have a different look, you just need to enclose the screen room by adding vinyl siding and windows. By remodeling the screen room, you would be able to create a better living area and making the room more livable for at least three or four seasons depending on the weather elements that come each year. Whatever design that you want to choose for your screen room does not matter as long as you make sure that you maintain the outdoor look of the area especially by installing lots of windows. If possible, place windows that are large in scope in order to make the room more pleasant whether you are experiencing hot or cold weather, plus also having a good insulating environment inside the room.

To remodel a screen room with vinyl siding and windows, you need:

  • Sketchpad
  • Support posts
  • Concrete
  • Energy-efficient windows
  • Fiberglass roll insulation
  • Electrical wiring
  • Plumbing materials
  • Electrical outlets
  • Light fixtures
  • Water pipes
  • Drain lines
  • Drywall
  • Bead-board paneling
  • Vinyl sheet flooring

Remodeling a Screen Room with Vinyl Siding and Windows

How to Remodel a Screen Room with Vinyl Siding and Windows

  • First of all, you need to plan your layout or draw your screen room design that you want
    • Especially the framework design for the enclosure of the screen room.
    • You must plan carefully where you want to place the wall studs that you want to attach to the window siding and also define correctly the placement of your window framework.
  • If you have an old screening in your screen room, you need to remove and take it down to enable you to install new window studs and window spaces.
    • Check whether the screen room overhangs are big enough and able to cover your new siding and shelter them from weather elements.
    • If your screen room does not have overhangs, you need to plan and extend the room overhangs along with a new guttering system to support the overhang.


  • It is recommended that you cover suitable area with vinyl siding
    • Try to make use of energy-efficient windows
    • You can also use large sliding windows that have screens enabling the room to function as an open or airy room in whatever condition of the year.

You can also consider using roll-out windows or recycled windows as long as it is an energy-efficient type of windows. Besides that, you can also fiberglass roll insulation in order to insulate the room’s interior side.

  • If the need arises, you can add electrical wiring and plumbing into the screen room.
    • Some of the common wiring that you should do is installing new electrical outlets and light fixtures.
    • If your floor areas would be able to be insulated properly, you can create a half-bath. In order to prevent pipes from freezing, you should run water pipes and the drain lines when your interior walls are open and studs are exposed.
  • Then, you need to install drywall or bead-board paneling inside your new screen room together with a new flooring
    • All interior studs have to be covered with drywall. Then, finish it with a joint compound before you start to sand the drywall and paint it.
    • If you like, you can use bead-board paneling as the lower half of your walls.
    • Vinyl sheet can also be added as the flooring for your screen room.

      Always remember that when you decide to remodel your screen room with vinyl siding and windows

      • The most important thing that you should check is the foundation of your house.
      • You must ensure that it is strong enough to handle the extra weight of the materials and windows that you want to add onto your screen room.
      • If the need arises, you have to install additional wooden or even concrete support posts beneath the screen room enabling it to absorb all of the extra weight.

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