Friday, August 18, 2006

It Pays to Say It Out Loud

The little bugs have been worse than usual in the Adirondacks this summer. We mentioned this in passing to my aunts while they were visiting. As it turns out they had a very fancy Casita screen room just sitting in their garage since the late 1970's. It looks like 11 screen doors that accordian out to make a room.

The screens are in wonderful shape but the vinyl roof is mildewy and scary. My plan is to see if the roof is cleanable and if not we'll attempt to create a new one. A new roof sells for about $300. The screenhouse itself sells for almost $500.

With a little elbow grease and creativity, this may be the best $500 I didn't spend.


Anonymous said...

just as an fyi, the fabric store here carries marine vinyl to re-apolster (ok i know i spelled that wrong) that could be ok for a roof and its a summer fabric so should be going on sale....

like awning fabric...hope you post pics of it set up..never heard of that, but must look great


Katie said...

Thanks for the tip Celina. I hadn't thought of that but its a great idea. I don't have pictures of ours but here's a link to a site that sells them so you can see what they look like.

Ours is a round one.