Talk:Screened porch

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Question[edit]

@Nyttend: - have you come across any reliable sources about converting a porch into a screened porch, or a screened porch into an actual weather-tight room? I'm curious because I know those things happen, and they might be a good addition to the article if there is good sourcing out there. (A casual look mostly shows forums, but that doesn't always mean much). Otherwise, I'm concur on the 'how the heck wasn't this an article before?' Chris857 (talk) 12:54, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

Unfortunately, I have nothing more for you, as I used all the sources I could find. It's such a basic topic that there aren't many sources; we all know what they are, so nobody writes about them, except for the construction-type professionals (who of course care more about new construction) and the landscape architects writing in JSTOR journals, who only care about their "effects". But the whole situation is weird; I wrote it after observing that the screened porch link at East Second Street Historic District (Xenia, Ohio) was still red, nine months after I wrote that article. Perhaps the hardest part of my research was looking for alternate names for an already-existing article on this subject :-) Nyttend backup (talk) 13:12, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

"on or near"[edit]

If the porch is near but not on a house, how is it still a porch? Just verbiage?--Wetman (talk) 19:34, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

20:41, 13 October 2013 (UTC)20:41, 13 October 2013 (UTC)69.73.110.152 (talk)

Definition of a porch: L. Porticus - a covered gallery. - a structure consisting of a roof supported by columns or piers.

Yeah, mostly semantics.