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When is a contract not like a steak?

When is a contract not like a steakDoes this seem like a silly question? Humor us for a moment, because it will drive home the importance of reading and understanding the contract you must sign when a builder undertakes a construction job at your home. This applies to us, Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio, and to any other reputable builder out there.

When you order a steak in a restaurant, there is an implied agreement between you and the restaurant that the steak will be cooked the way you want it cooked. When the steak is delivered to your table, if it does not meet your expectations, you can send it back, and they will cook another one for you. If you are unhappy with your meal, sometimes the restaurant even throws in a free dessert or gives you the whole meal for free, “just because.”

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When you arrange for a contractor to design and build an addition to your home — even an outdoor living addition — you’ll need more than an implied agreement. For the arrangement to work, you and the builder must sign a contract. That way, everyone agrees on the expectations up front. No surprises!

Included within (or along with) your contract is the following information:

  • A description of the work to be done, also known as the scope of the project
  • The total exact price of the project, including materials, labor, permits and taxes
  • A specification sheet listing dimensions, special features and specific materials to be used
  • A detailed, labeled rendering created by an architectural draftsman based on our conversations about what the project will entail
  • Details about client responsibilities
  • A payment schedule
  • A method for dealing with amendments to the work, if needed
  • Details about how we, as the builder, will handle clean-up during and after completion of the job

When is a contract not like a steak You should not sign the contract for your new deck, porch or patio project until you are certain that you agree with and understand every detail in it. It’s important that we address any inconsistencies or concerns you may have before we get started. We never want to find out, later on down the road, that a customer had unrealistic expectations.

As you can see, the contract sets the tone and lays out the expectations for any construction project, no matter how large or how small. We take the contract very seriously. At Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio, we pride ourselves in following best business practices. Our objective is to consistently produce satisfied customers while continuing to maintain a successful business.

Dayton Award Winning Outdoor Living SpacesWhen we design and build your new outdoor living environment, we are poised to accommodate your needs and desires in every way. Putting everything in writing, up front, is our way of ensuring we fulfill your wishes. We want you to get everything you expect from your design the first time around.

One area for potential misunderstandings is the timing of your outdoor living project. If we run into inclement weather while working at your home, we’ll need to take time away from the site until conditions improve. Also, addendums to your project while construction is underway, or problems obtaining the correct materials, can extend the completion date. Delays to your project will affect other clients in the queue for future start dates. Conversely, if we encounter delays at a project scheduled before yours, then your start date might be affected.

Does this “contract talk” sound boring? It may, but think about it this way: the concept of using a contract for the scope of a building project evolved because somebody somewhere had a misunderstanding about some work to be done. We want to avoid any such misunderstandings! The contract serves to set boundaries. Should we encounter differences of opinion during the course of our work together, the contract would serve to navigate our relationship through to the successful completion of your outdoor living project.

Remember that steak you ordered at the beginning of this article? Obviously, you can’t compare the journey of building an outdoor living space addition to that of ordering a steak at a restaurant. A steak will stay with you for about 24 hours, while a deck, for example, will be with you for 20 years or more. If something isn’t right with your project, or if there is an aspect you aren’t pleased with, we will work with you, within the contract, to make things right, but we can’t throw in a free pergola. Again, we will work with you within the contract; if it is not written in the signed contract, it is not and cannot be an expectation.

If you are contemplating an outdoor living addition at your home, you will not find a more reliable or professional contractor than Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio. We want to work with you to create the backyard of your dreams. Contact us to learn more at (937) 848 – 7040 or (513) 897 – 2040. You can also email us at wcohio@archadeck.net

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Don’t miss the Second Saturday stroll this weekend!

second saturdayArchadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio will be open during the 2nd Saturday Street Fair this weekend — Saturday from 11-2 our showroom will be open for perusing our extensive portfolio of all things outdoor living. As America’s Deck and Porch Builder®” we have been providing award-winning outdoor living spaces to the Miami Valley since 1990. Specializing in custom designed decks, porches, patios, screened rooms, sunrooms, gazebos and pergolas. We are also your local dealer for the Big Green Egg Arteflame Grills, Lumon Natural Light Patio Covers and much more!

We are a NARI Certified Remodeler with a staff of trained design consultants, and a professional staff to deliver the dazzling outdoor living experience that you will enjoy and your neighbors will envy.Kettering, OH dream deck winner

Stop by our showroom at 237 South Main Street in Waynesville during the Second Saturday Stroll event to learn how to heighten your outdoor living experience. Our Big Green “Egg-spert” will be on hand and our talented design team will be available to answer any and all questions if you are considering the addition of a custom outdoor living space! The day promises to be fun and fulfilling!Big Green Egg

Contact us at (937) 848 – 7040 or (513) 897 – 2040 or via email at wcohio@archadeck.net, or come see us this weekend so you don’t miss this opportunity.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio is a master of versatile design — as we end the cycle of boring outdoor living spaces

  • Is your deck too small to use it the way you really want?
  • Do you avoid using your deck or patio because it lacks functionality?
  • Is your outdoor living space an eyesore that degrades your home’s appearance?
  • Is your outdoor structure a safety hazard?
  • Is your deck or porch capacity less than 3 people at any given time?
  • Does your patio limit the space you have available for grilling, outdoor dining and relaxation?
  • Do you find yourself “creeping” into the lawn to have more room for outdoor activities?
  • Does your outdoor living environment leave you feeling claustrophobic?

cookoutIf you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, then it is time to end the cycle of cramped, boring outdoor living — and Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio is just the company exceed your expectation of what your outdoor living space can be! Our design philosophy involves more than just building a boring 12 x 12 standard size deck with builder grade amenities. We go far beyond the realm of necessity, thinking “outside the box” to give you the most function and aesthetic for the most value.

 why should your outdoor living space(s) deliver any less satisfaction than those within the home?

Interior of playroom within home.

Your home is one of the single biggest investments you will make. Your home is also the place where you can wind down from the stresses of work, school and other household obligations. This concept is responsible for the titles we use to label certain interior areas of a home. For example a “playroom” is called so for that very reason, we use it for “play”. Whether you define play as reading, board games, or enjoying movie night with the kids. Much the same can be said for the “living” room — after all, this is where most families “live, laugh and linger” indoors. Taking all these factors into consideration, why should your outdoor living space(s) deliver any less satisfaction than those within the home?

Our award winning deck in Spring Valley, OH features a curved, raised area for dining.

Our award-winning deck in Spring Valley, OH features a curved, raised area just for outdoor dining.

Curved integrated bench seating on deck in Central Ohio

Just like the details we pointed out in a previous post titled “Our Dayton & Cincinnati outdoor living space creations emphasize the difference is in the details!” The details of the design make your experience, and how you view the space more fulfilling. Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio specializes in providing our customers with a detailed customer oriented design while paying attention to the intricate details that provide a true, custom, one-of-a-kind structure. Our custom deck, porch and patio designs often include curved, radius edging, picture framed borders, integrated seating, planters and integrated lighting  along with other intricate details you just don’t get with typical builders.

Kettering OH 2013 dream deck project

The first question we ask during your design consultation will be “how do want to use your space.” Along with desired functions and aesthetics, we also inquire about what size and type of outdoor furnishings you intend to use within your space. For example, typically a standard-sized outdoor dining table takes up an area 6 feet long and 42 inches wide, with each standard-size outdoor chair taking up an additional two feet. Factor in ample pull out room for each chair will add another two feet per chair. This adds up to a space that takes up a 12′ x 12′ area. In addition to dining tables, most homeowners want a place for seating as well, which will tack on additional space. Once you add side tables and accompaniment pieces, you are looking at the need for more space than most homeowners had anticipated for their furnishings. This is why discussing details such as furniture choices is also an important part of the design process.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

There are thousands of little details that go into designing and building an outdoor living project – some that you see, and some that you don’t.  But their sum total makes up the look, feel and underlying quality of the project as a whole. There are many details that are standard in our designs – both aesthetic and structural – that come as a result of having built thousands of projects. Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio knows the difference in your satisfaction and happiness for years to come lies within the details.  Call us today at (513) 897 – 2040 or (937) 848-7040. You can also email us at wcohio@archadeck.net

“Let this be the year that Archadeck makes your outdoor living dreams come true.”

See more examples of our award-winning outdoor living spaces by visiting our extensive photo galleries located on our website and featured  on Houzz.

 

 

Imagine your backyard possibilities with Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio!

Kettering OH 2013 dream deck projectWe all daydream about how we imagine our perfect home would be. Whether you love cooking and imagine extending and transforming your kitchen into a culinary crescendo that would make Emeril Lagasse blush, or revamping your two-car into a dream garage worthy of charging admission to enter, we ALL have a vision of improving both the interior and exterior of our homes. Many homeowners have all the right intentions when moving forward with their home improvement endeavors, however, being able to realistically imagine the “vision” is something many struggle with.

With this in mind, Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio has put together a pictorial of before and after images of clients we have completed projects for. Being able to see the dramatic, side-by-side imagery will help homeowners, just like yourself, imagine the endless possibilities in your own backyard!

This sunroom and deck addition in Miami Township, OH, totally transformed this home. The space is designed with year-round comfort in mind and is versatile day to evening.

Miami Township OH before and after sunroom and deck addition

Miami Township OH before and after sunroom and deck addition

This Springfield, OH, project entailed adding an upper deck to the homeowner’s existing lower deck. Not only did this provide the shade benefits they had in mind, it also allowed more use of the second story. The new deck is built using premium pressure-treated wood and is designed to accept an under deck rain carriage system, such as DrySnap, in the future.

Before and after backyard in Springfield OH

more after images of Springfield OH deck additions

This Washington Township, OH, screened porch addition changed the whole way these homeowner’s live outdoors and enhanced the aesthetics of their home too!  When we initially met the homeowners for the design consultation they expressed the need for a better space to utilize their time outdoors. Their only outdoor space consisted of a concrete pad which they were using as a patio, but the sun and insects prevented them from enjoying it during the afternoon and around dusk.  The design we created includes a screened room built over the backyard’s existing pad. To further the functionality of the backyard we also built an open-air paver patio off the porch.

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Washington Township OH screened porch

Interior images of Washington Township screened porch addition by Archadeck of West Central & SW Ohio

This project in Centerville, OH, proves the power of changing an existing outdoor space for the better. These homeowner’s already enjoyed using their existing screened porch for two out of the four seasons, but felt like they were still missing out on some prime usage. With our professional installation of a EZE Breeze system of vertical sliding panels of vinyl windows backed with screens, they do get more! When the weather is right, they can slide them down for a screened in porch, and pull them right back up when it’s raining!

Before and after EZE Breeze in Centerville OH

In 2013, Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio was chosen to design and build the deck for the 2nd place winner for the Dream Backyard Makeover contest, which was sponsored by Archadeck Outdoor Living and Belgard Hardscapes. As you can see from the before and after pictures, which were part of the entry to this contest, we took this backyard from dull to dazzling!

before and after dream deck in Kettering OH

Dream deck in Kettering OH

We hope this pictorial has helped you imagine what your outdoors can be. Whether you are ready to break ground on a new outdoor living structure or are ready to upgrade and existing space, we are here to help!

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

If you are ready to move forward with the outdoor living space of your dreams, contact Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio today to learn more. Our outdoor living space designs are built with quality, beauty, value and function in mind every time! Call us today at (937) 848-7040 or (513) 897-2040 or via email at wcohio@archadeck.net.

“Let this be the year that Archadeck makes your outdoor living dreams come true”

 

Let Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio Make Outdoor Living EZE!

screened porch over new composite deckAre you looking to maximize the time you can enjoy your outdoor space with a screen porch or three season room? With function and extended enjoyment in mind, Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio is the area’s stocking dealer for SCREENEZE Porch Systems and we offer an array of design and screening options, to deliver just the space you have in mind.

Washington Township OH Screened Porch builderThree season porches are great for homeowners that are looking to enjoy more of the outdoor living lifestyle but less of the negatives that come along with the being “in” the outdoors– these include pollen, insects and harsh UV rays. With this system we can give you the outdoors, but better. The SCREENEZE porch screening system is a patented fixed screen system, featuring an aluminum base and a vinyl cap which are snapped together and attached to your porch or gazebo. SCREENEZE can be installed on the inside, outside, or center of your porch post and rail design.

Screen Eze screen system allows large spans and becomes almost invisible with the rails placed outside the screen.

The SCREENEZE screen system allows large spans and becomes almost invisible with the rails placed outside the screen.

This system offers an opaque siteline that will provide spectacular views into your landscape. SCEENEZE is also engineered to span longer and larger distances than traditional screening methods. Unlike traditional screen, it will not limit you to 40 square feet, but a whopping 150 square feet! With their larger screen panels you’ll be smelling the sweet aroma of your garden and feeling the gentle evening summer breezes with no worry of damaging and uncomfortable UV rays.

Interior of Washington Township screened roomEveryday life can truly get your screen porch down. We know what it’s like to have old and saggy, misshapen screens on your porch and we don’t want that to happen to you. We can easily update the look and feel of your screen porch making it brand new again. Which is guaranteed to make you excited to enjoy more time living the outdoor lifestyle. Normal everyday wear and tear can cause traditional screen to become out of shape and unsightly. There is never a need to worry about this occurring as this screen will not crinkle or sag over time, making this the perfect screen if you have young kids, pets or live in a climate where you see heavy snow.

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

SCREENEZE will extend the leisure of outdoor living so we believe it’s a design must. Whether you’re looking to have a second, open and breezy living room, or just a fun hangout spot for the kids to eat lunch we know SCREENEZE is the answer for you. We can design the screen to be installed on the inside, outside or center of the structure depending on what look you like best. And this screen system can be installed on brick, concrete or wood, so whatever material you gravitate toward, we’ll be able to make it work.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio is excited to get started on maximizing your outdoor living lifestyle! We know just how important it can be to homeowners. So contact us today at (937) 848 – 7040 or (513) 897 – 2040 or via email at wcohio@archadeck.net. to get started on the design of your new three season room or screen porch. Or if you just need an updated look for your room or porch, we can help with that too.

“Let this be the year that Archadeck makes your outdoor living dreams come true.”

 

 

Our recent screened room addition in Washington Township makes outdoor living easy

Washington Township OH Screened Porch builderOne of our most recent screened porch additions took place in Washington Township, in Dayton, OH. When we initially met the homeowners for the design consultation they expressed the need for a better space to utilize their time outdoors. Their only outdoor space consisted of a concrete pad which they were using as a patio, but the sun and insects prevented them from enjoying it during the afternoon and around dusk. The homeowners were adament about making the most out of their spacious backyard and natural views — Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio began the design process to transform their unprotected space into a versatile protected space.

before

Existing backyard before we began the transformation.

The design we created includes a screened room built over the backyard’s existing pad. To further the functionality of the backyard we also built an open-air paver patio off the porch. We used SCREENEZE® screen for the room as it is more durable and maintains the integrity of the screen better than traditional screening methods. Part of the beauty of using this innovative porch screening  system lies within the clarity of the screen itself. As these Washington Township homeowners’ peer out of their new addition, the screen is nearly opaque which sets the stage to enjoy spectacular views in their backyard!

Washington Township OH Screened room and patio

After: completed screened room and patio.

Screened rooms, like this one, are a great way to add sheltered outdoor living area that also extend the hours of leisure at home. Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio believes outdoor living spaces built to offer the protection of a roof, and screens, add functionality while they define the room’s parameters and add architectural character. Often homes lack much architectural character, especially in the back. Adding a porch and roof adds that needed character with all the outdoor living benefits. Roofs can also be constructed over existing patios making them part of a combination outdoor living spaces.

Interior of Washington Township screened roomOne of the elements that make this outdoor living space combination so endearing include the beautiful hardscape floor within the room that leads into a continuation of the same material outside. In addition, the warm tones of the cedar trimmed used throughout the space , including the knee-wall and posts, collaborate beautifully with the cobbled look of the hardscape. The ceiling is finished with a pine, tongue & groove ceiling too. This screened room exudes with rustic romanticism and makes the perfect spot during any kind of weather.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

If you are considering a covered outdoor living space addition in your backyard, we can provide one that meets and exceeds all your expectations of what a custom outdoor structure should be. 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 designed and built for your enjoyment. ContactArchadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio today to learn more, our consultation is free but the benefits are priceless! Call us at (937) 848 – 7040 or (513) 897 – 2040 or via email at wcohio@archadeck.net.

“Let this be the year that Archadeck makes your outdoor living dreams come true.”

 

 

 

 

Archadeck Outdoor Living discusses the benefits of turning this year’s tax refund into a home investment!

Archadeck Outdoor Living discusses the benefits of turning this year's tax refund into a home investment!Tax time is in full swing as the filing deadline quickly approaches many Dayton and Cincinnati homeowners are making plans on how to spend the money they look forward to getting back on their tax refund this year. In the creature comfort world we live in, it is sometimes easy to make a decision to invest in items that yield little or no return on investment nor do they hold their value. Savvy homeowners, however, now view their tax refund as an opportunity to invest in their home and a way to make their back yard the perfect space to spend free time relaxing and unwinding.

Screened porch deck combinations

Imagine having a backyard that allows you to enjoy a staycation during any season!

In the past, getting a bonus or refund might have been a good indication that it was time for a family vacation. But, times have changed and homeowners are smarter and now opting to create a great “staycation” environment in their own backyards rather than investing in an empty-ended vacation with no return on investment.

Each year, Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio sees a spike in its web site traffic around tax time — which makes perfect sense.  First, the weather is warming up and people are stepping into their yards and thinking how great it would be to have a new deck, patio, or porch.  And as homeowners’ are finishing their tax returns they realize that they may have some extra money to invest in outdoor living space improvements.

Imagine being able to have the deck, patio, porch or sunroom you have always dreamed of. Not only will the addition of an outdoor living space increase the value of your home, it will add immeasurable return on the enjoyment you and your family will get! Take a peek at just a few ideas you could bring to life in your own backyard:

Kettering, OH dream deck winner

Imagine having a deck that functions as an extension of your indoor living space with easy accessibility to your home and backyard. This deck in Kettering, OH, has multiple levels for maximum enjoyment — with areas for relaxing an outdoor dining. This space also includes romantic deck lighting to enhance evenings outdoors!

Recent sunroom addition by Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio.

This sunroom and deck combination outdoor living space provides these Miami Township homeowners the best of both worlds. The sunroom is beautifully rustic with an all cedar exterior and even makes outdoor living in the evening easy with integrated outdoor lighting!

Waynesville OH covered porch and deck pavilions
Our recent project in Waynesville, OH, delivers the “complete” package in an outdoor living environment that includes a deck, covered porch, hardscape patio and cozy fire pit.

These projects serve as just a few examples of our extensive portfolio of outdoor living structures. Our quality design service is combined with our innovative detailed pricing menu that is geared toward bringing the backyard of your dreams to life an enjoyable experience. We take great pride in being the area’s premier design and build firm for outdoor living spaces and all the trimmings! Our goal is to design and build a project that will not only meet, but exceed your expectations.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

If you are ready to begin planning an addition that will be a treasured asset to your home, we can help you get started with a design consultation that is focused around you and your vision! Contact Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio today to learn more at (937) 848-7040 or (513) 897-2040. You can at also email us at wcohio@archadeck.net.

“Let this be the year that Archadeck makes your outdoor living dreams come true.”

Lumon patio covers will help you make the most out of the time you spend outdoors!

Cathedral lumon patio coverArchadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio is your one-stop for all things outdoor living. We provide Dayton and Cincinnati area homeowners with a wide range of outdoor living options to make the most of the time spent outdoors. From custom designed and built outdoor living spaces to being your local dealer for Big Green Egg cookers — we have many choices to enhance your backyard, your home, your property and most of all, your lifestyle. With this in mind, we have just added another option for homeowners’ to experience the outdoors without the threat of rainy weather or the hot afternoon sun. Lumon natural light patio covers are our newest introduction to increase your outdoor livability — rain or shine!

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What are Lumon natural light patio covers?

These covers protect you and your family from damaging UV rays, sweltering summer heat and inclement weather, with shatter-resistant sheets that are backed by a ten-year hail warranty. Made from the most weatherable polymer on the market. Unlike plastic patio covers, ACRYLITE® will not yellow or become brittle, and we offer a thirty-year non-yellowing warranty to back this guarantee.

Lumon Patio Covers

These patio covers can be installed in a variety of settings, from brick, siding, and stucco walls to fascia and rooftop attachments. Virtually any application offers a versatile solution for your home in a wide range of sizes to turn any outdoor living space into an outdoor oasis!

Lumon’s patio systems are also available in glass, offering you full visibility in a sleek European design. Give your patio that wow factor! Our acrylic roof excels in hotter areas, as it blocks up to seventy-five percent of the sun’s heat while still letting in the natural light. Unlike other patio and porch enclosure and covers that block the natural light into your space, natural light patio covers are true to their namesake of allowing natural light to fill your space without the negative elements that come along with the sun such as heat and dangerous UV rays. This means more natural light will fill your outdoor living space as well as the interior spaces adjacent to your addition.

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Lumon’s patio covers can be fully or partially enclosed as a porch cover, three-season room or sunroom, if you’re looking for shelter from wind, bugs, and debris as well as the rain or scorching sun. You can feel confident in setting long-term goals for your outdoor living space, and get started on your outdoor living season aspirations now. In addition, sustainable development and respect for nature are essential to Lumon. The materials that we work with are recyclable. Moreover, all production material remnants are recycled to produce new products.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

If you are ready to enjoy the best the outdoors has to offer, rain or shine, contact Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio today to learn more about Lumon natural light patio covers and our custom covered porch,  three-season rooms and sunroom designs today. You can reach us at (937) 848 – 7040 or (513) 897 – 2040  or via email at wcohio@archadeck.net.

“Let this be the year that Archadeck makes your outdoor living dreams come true.”

 

An Eze-Breeze porch enclosure system by Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio gave these Centerville, OH, homeowners a lot more to be thankful for this Thanksgiving!

Eze-Breeze porch enclosure systemAs a leading Miami Valley outdoor living space contractor, we here at Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio have custom designed and built hundreds of decks, patios, sunrooms, porches, three-season rooms, outdoor kitchens and more. One of the questions we are asked quite often is…which is better, a sunroom or a screened porch? Without a doubt, each of these outdoor living structures have their own set of benefits, but to be honest, the Eze-Breeze porch enclosure system gives you the full benefits of both in one room!

MosquitoSunrooms are typically room additions with many windows, rather than screens, which allow you comfortably stay indoors, possibly with air conditioning and heat, while still enjoying the outdoors and the view outside all year long. Screened porches on the other hand, give you all the benefits of a covered porch–a comfortable transition from inside to outside, protection from the sun while still being able to experience nice breezes of fresh air—with the added benefit of not being hassled by bugs!

In addition to providing solace from dangerous insects, screened porches updated with the Eze-Breeze porch enclosure system also guard against inclement weather, backyard debris and pollen and even extend the period you can enjoy the outdoors by making your outdoor space more inviting. This versatile enclosure system features vents that slide either vertically or horizontally to fit your needs. Fixed vents are also available to accommodate spaces above your vertical- or horizontal-sliding vents, allowing for incredible floor-to-ceiling views.

It is this versatile, have-it-all quality that made the PGT Eze-Breeze porch enclosure system so appealing to our most recent clients in Centerville, OH and led them to contact us. They already enjoyed using their existing screened porch for two out of the four seasons, but felt like they were still missing out on some prime usage. With our professional installation of this system of vertical sliding panel of vinyl windows backed with screens, they do get more! When the weather is right, they can slide them down for a screened in porch, and pull them right back up when it’s raining!

Centerville before:

Before Eze-Breeze installation:

Centerville, OH, Eze-Breeze transformation

After Eze-Breeze installation – wow!

Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio is your local distributor and trained installer for Eze-Breeze. No matter if you wish to have a new outdoor living space designed and built or if you are updating your existing space for increased functionality and enhanced beauty like these homeowners did, our panels are custom-made for each project and available in a variety of colors to make sure they complement your home perfectly. Window options include:

  • vinyl windows – strong and shatterproof; flexible and lightweight to make the sliding easy, yet still provides the same view as regular glass that is
  • removable glass panels and windows – for something more durable and insulating

EzeBreeze SystemTo complete the update of their favorite spot in the house, we also installed a new Larson storm door for its good looks and energy efficiency. As you can see in these pictures, these homeowners now have a dry, wind-free, bug-free living space they can use three of the four seasons here in southwest Ohio and we completed it in time for their Thanksgiving Feast!

There is no end to the amount of style, versatility and comfort a new or revitalized outdoor room by Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio and the Eze-Breeze porch enclosure system can add to your home. We specialize in custom designed and built decks, patios, sunrooms, pergolas, three and four season rooms and outdoor living combinations throughout the Miami Valley area and surrounding counties. 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 designed and built for your enjoyment.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Contact us today to learn more, our consultation is free but the benefits are priceless! You may reach us by phone at (937) 848 – 7040
(513) 897 – 2040
or via email at wcohio@archadeck.net.

“Let this be the year that Archadeck makes your outdoor living dreams come true.”

Increase you sense of home with a covered outdoor living space by Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio

Covered porch ceiling details in Waynesville OHConsidered to be some of the first architecture created, the covered outdoor living space fulfills our desire and need to stay dry when it rains and provides protection from the blazing sun. Can’t you just imagine the Flintstone-type structure with Fred and Barney gilling brontosaurus burgers on their Big STONE Egg? Little has changed throughout the years as it is still very much in our nature to enjoy being outdoors even though we often need protection from the elements. With the popularity of outdoor living ever-increasing, many style options of covered spaces which maximize outdoor livability are available.

Elegant covered porch addition in ClearCreek Township, Waynesville OH

Covered porches, screened porches, sunrooms, and three and four season rooms are great examples of sheltered outdoor rooms that extend living spaces and the hours of leisure at home. Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio believes outdoor living spaces with roofs have a practical functionality while they define the room’s parameters and add architectural character. Often homes lack much architectural character, especially in the back. Adding a porch and roof adds that needed character with all the outdoor living benefits. Roofs can also be constructed over existing patios making them part of a combination outdoor living spaces. After all, if you like it, put a roof on it!

Screened Porch Interior

As a natural extension of your home’s footprint, a covered outdoor space significantly expands your living and entertaining space, providing a perfect gathering spot for guests and family who will be drawn from indoor areas to this enticing space. With so many covered space options we invite you to explore the benefits of each of these wonderful outdoor structures in order to help you gain better knowledge of which space would best suit your family’s backyard needs.

  • Waynesville OH covered porch and deck pavilionsThe Covered Porch – Also referred to as “open porches” because they are protected from sun and unpredictable summer rainstorms, the covered porch offers the benefit of circulating fresh air with the bonus of a roof that provides shelter from the elements.
  • The Screened Porch – Giving you all the benefits of a covered porch plus one additional big benefit…protection from bugs! Keeping insects such as mosquitoes out of your outdoor living space is a huge benefit of having a screened porch. Keeping the bugs at bay will enable you to enjoy your porch late into the night without worry of being outside at the same time as mosquitoes.

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  • The 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 don’t need the living space available all year long. For the windows, we use single-pane glass windows or the Screen Eze porch enclosure system (the best of both worlds, screen when you want it, or a more enclosed “windowed” room when you want it too) for unfettered use of the space in spring, summer and fall.
  • Sunroom

    Recent sunroom addition by Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio.

    The 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.

No matter which type you choose, a covered outdoor area will maximize the time you can enjoy the space as well as provide added comfort and protection while outdoors, increasing your sense of home.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

If you are considering a covered outdoor living space addition in your backyard, we can provide one that meets and exceeds all your expectations of what a custom outdoor structure should be. 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 designed and built for your enjoyment. Contact Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio today to learn more, our consultation is free but the benefits are priceless! Call us at (937) 848 – 7040 or (513) 897 – 2040 or via email at wcohio@archadeck.net