New Columns for a Back Door Overhang

Back Door Overhang with New Columns

The back door overhang at this Madison, NJ home was covering a small wooden porch leading to the driveway. The porch was rotting, along with the adjacent cellar door. The homeowners decided that the porch was unnecessary, but wanted to keep the overhang. We retrimmed the overhang and installed new columns and a new bilco-style cellar door.

Scope of Work: Exterior Carpentry and Painting

Location: Madison, NJ

Retrimming a Back Door Overhang

Existing Wood Porch Suffering Rot
Existing Wood Porch Suffering Rot
Rotted Column and Porch Area
Rotted Column and Porch Area
New Columns and Composite Trim
New Columns and Composite Trim

For this project, we started by removing the existing rotted porch and railings. The carpenters installed new 4×4 posts.

The homeowners brought in a mason who replaced the asphalt driveway with paver stones. The mason put in two steps leading up to the back door. This would essentially replace the wooden porch.

Once the masons were finished, we continued with the carpentry work. We created a new bilco-style cellar door from water-resistant Azek composite. Azek was also used to trim the back door overhang, and to wrap the columns. The new columns are longer than before, as they run from the overhang all the way to the driveway.

The carpenters patched up the siding where the railing was previously attached.

Now, this back door overhang offers protection from the rain, without the required maintenance of a wooden porch.

Rotting cellar door
Rotting cellar door
New Cellar Door Made From Azek
New Cellar Door Made From Azek
New Back Door Overhang Area
New Back Door Overhang Area

More Exterior Carpentry Projects

We’ve been painting and repairing homes since 2007. Our exterior carpentry projects range from minor repairs to new porticos, to new decks, and to window and door replacements. Here is another overhang project, this time a craftsman style structure. We can also build to match existing railing systems, like we did with this porch project.

For additional exterior carpentry projects of all types, view our exterior carpentry gallery.

Please give us a call at 973-635-7900 to schedule a free estimate.  You’ll discuss your project with an Estimator, and receive a written quote on the spot.

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