General Area in 60657>Question Details

Greg, Both Buyer and Seller in Chicago, IL

does anyone know where I can get porch hardware that are code compliant in chicago for a CHEAP PRICE?

Asked by Greg, Chicago, IL Sat Jul 19, 2008

Help the community by answering this question:


Another place I like to look is the store that recycles used building materials. There's one in every major city in the US and most small ones too. You get to pay less for what you need and help the environment all at the same time! Who could ask for anything more?
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Jul 19, 2008
Ok first your going to go the city of Chicago Web site:
Search the DCAP section : Department of construction and permits
You will find guides and requirements with respect to porch and deck construction.
Don't go "CHEAP" because it will not be cheap when you have to have it repaired again and again.
I recommend Simpson Strong Tie Brand Stainless Steel connectors with the proper fasteners and building methods per the City of Chicago requirements.
Do it right the first time and spend a little more but think of the peace of mind you will have later.

The HUGE issues I see with building I inspect is many contractors or DIY'ers go extra cheap or don't follow current requirements. That means FINES, CODE violations and reconstruction costs $$$in Chicago .
The city is inspecting porches and decks for safety slowly but surely..

The term code stands for: Lowest level of required safety and has nothing to do with quality!
Common sense is a not used in building construction.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 8, 2008

I hate to be an old worry wart, but please make sure it's CORRECT AND CODE COMPLIANT before cheap.

Good Luck,
Deana Truppa
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jul 20, 2008
Have your considered obtaining the information into a local hardware store or national chain I am sure they get the same question all the time.
Web Reference:
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jul 19, 2008
Search Advice
Ask our community a question
Email me when…

Learn more

Copyright © 2016 Trulia, Inc. All rights reserved.   |  
Have a question? Visit our Help Center to find the answer