Convert your existing space into an enclosed area for more comfort and usability

Pick your porch pleasure. covered or screened?Your home’s existing open porch may be sufficient for burgers on the grill or relaxing on a lazy summer day, but what about when the temperatures outside get too hot or too cold, or when bugs or inclement weather force you to stay inside? If you find that your current structure isn’t allowing you to enjoy enough of the outdoor living season, it might be time to enclose that space for more comfort and usability. As the leading custom outdoor living space design and build firm, Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio offers several ways in which to convert your existing space into an enclosed area that will better serve your needs.

Covered porch ceiling details in Waynesville OHWhen homeowners decide to enclose their porch, they often seek to not only extend their living space but also to keep in touch with the outdoors by creating a sense of openness. Enclosing a porch adds value to your home and gives more space in which to spread out and relax, while having a barrier against outside nuisances. When choosing to enclose your existing open porch, structurally, you already have some of the major components in place…the roof, some of the structural overhead framework and the proper footings to support the weight of the roof. From this point you have the ability to turn the space into one of three types of outdoor rooms. Those options include:

• A screened porch – Typically the least costly and increasing in popularity, this option completes each side of the porch with framework and screens instead of windows. When we build our screened enclosures, they can be upgraded later to a single-pane, three-season porch or to an insulated sunroom.

screened porch over new composite deckFor screened porch additions, we use ScreenEze porch systems on the majority of our projects. It allows for screening larger spans and retains its shape. This means less loss of light and more open, unobstructed views than when using traditional screen. Another variable to add even more definition to your screen porch is to install ScreenEze on the inside or outside rail of the space as well. From a distance, this method conveys the look of an open porch when indeed the porch contains screen — innovative and refreshing!

we used a T&G pine cathedral ceiling with an open screened gable end and Velux skylights.

We used a T&G pine cathedral ceiling with an open screened gable end and Velux skylights on this screened porch in Springboro, OH.

• A three-season room – Sturdier than your average screened in porch or enclosed deck, a three season room addition is a good option for homeowners who want to enjoy outdoor living in style but who don’t need the living space available all year long. For the windows, we use single-pane glass windows for use of the space in spring, summer and fall.

Miami Township award winning sunroon and deck combination space

Sunroom in Miami Township, OH.

A sunroom – Sometimes referred to as four season room, all-season or year round room, this option is integrated into the construction of your home, existing roof line and exterior. For ultimate climate control, we install insulated glass windows and insulation in the roof, floors and walls, for use of the room year-round.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

No matter which style of outdoor room you select, you will always benefit from our years of experience and a project that is tailored to your liking. If you are unsure of what your dream porch looks like, we’ll share photos of our past work with you to help you decide. From tall ceilings to skylights to elevated porches, we will find the sunroom or enclosed porch that best fits your home and your lifestyle. Our professional and talented staff members are experts at helping homeowners, like you, get the most out of each season with an outdoor structure custom-built by Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio. Contact us today to learn more at 937) 848 – 7040
(513) 897 – 2040