Open-Frame Porch Floors

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Perhaps the concealed cavity most at risk of moisture, mold, mildew, and rotting is the closed floor system between the first and second story of a porch. People don't want to look up into a normal rough-framed floor system because it's not very lovable. But in this house, we framed the porch with solid timber joists and purlins, which is not only visually interesting, but it also opens the floor up to air circulation so that it can dry quickly after a storm.

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