Category Archives: Screened Porches

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.”

 

 

 

 

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.

Dayton Screened porch and deck builder

  • 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

Our outdoor rooms accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative aspects of outdoor living

Enjoy your outdoors with Archadeck Outdoor LivingHaving the freedom to enjoy the outdoors without worry is an important aspect of leisure and recreational time. Being able to mingle and relax in your own backyard adds enjoyment to time spent with family and friends. In this day and age there are many outside influences that can impact the time we spend outside. At the top of the list is undoubtedly insects. Not only are insects a nuisance they can also be quite dangerous — hence the mosquito and the many illnesses it is capable of passing onto us!

MosquitoHere in Ohio reports of the mosquito-borne illness, West Nile Virus, have already begun to pour in. The Ohio Department of Health reports one of the first two confirmed reported cases of the season came from Hamilton County OH, near Cincinnati, just a few weeks ago. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as of late August nine cases in total have been confirmed in Ohio thus far. West Nile Virus is capable of making you, or a member of your family, very sick and can even be fatal — proof that protecting yourself and your loved ones from coming into contact with a mosquito is important.

Along with proactive property management and having your property treated by a mosquito control professional, it is also important to consider the way you and your family want to live outdoors in correlation with additional protection offered through your outdoor living space. For example, decks offer minimal protection from insects and outside influences, while protected outdoor rooms such as screened porches, three & four season rooms and sunrooms, can deliver the same enjoyment with a layer of protection against outside influences. We aren’t implying that having an outdoor room will totally eliminate the risk of contracting a mosquito-borne illness, but having a space in conjunction with your backyard deck or patio that offers a barrier of protection so mosquitoes are less likely to enter and bite certainly won’t hurt! Our outdoor rooms accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative aspects of outdoor living — because when it comes to mosquitoes, it is you against the world!

Sunroom

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

In addition to providing solace from dangerous insects, screened porches, sunrooms and three and four season rooms also guard against inclement weather, backyard debris and pollen and even extend the period you can enjoy the outdoors. Here is a summary of the outdoor room additions we specialize in helping you make the most of your backyard:

  • The Screened Porch – Giving you all the benefits of a covered porch plus one additional big benefit…protection from bugs! 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.
  • Dayton Screened porch and deck builderThe Three-season room – Beefier than your average screened porch, 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 SCREENEZE 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.
  • 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 convenience, protection and 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

There is no end to the amount of enjoyment and added protection against outside influences a new outdoor room by Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio can add to your home. We specialize in custom designed and built outdoor living environments 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. Contact 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.”

Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio can help you discover outdoor living bliss with a custom designed outdoor room in your own backyard

SunroomIn recent years, the popularity of the “outdoor room” setting has soared. An outdoor room is defined as any outdoor space that can provide a relaxed setting reminiscent of the comforts found within most interior living or family rooms. 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.

The benefits of having a comfortable outdoor room are endless if you plan well and design your outdoor space to function effortlessly day or night for the way you want to live outside. We here at Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio use our planning and design process with a single goal in mind…designing and building custom outdoor living spaces which will bring enjoyment and pride for many years to come!

archadeck design guideTo assist in the design phase, Archadeck has created a simple yet valuable tool to help homeowners ignite their imaginations and define their preferences and function needs for the perfect outdoor living space. It’s called the Archadeck Outdoor Living Design Guide and you can download it free by visiting http://www.archadeck.com/guide/index.html.

For homes in the Miami Valley and surrounding areas, outdoor rooms are the perfect solution to enjoy your backyard during rain and inclement weather (of which we have certainly had more than our fair share of this season) while also escaping the humidity and heat. Of course keeping mosquitoes at bay and having a place to enjoy without being interrupted by wet weather is a huge plus as well.

Waynesville OH covered porch and deck pavilions

 

As a natural extension of your home’s footprint, an outdoor room 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.

  • The 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.
  • 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 Eze-Breeze 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.
  • 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.

screened porch over new composite deck

No matter which type you choose, an outdoor room will maximize the time you can enjoy the space as well as provide added comfort and protection while outdoors. Plus, any time you add usable, livable space to your home, you add value. There is no end to the amount of style, versatility and comfort a new outdoor room by Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio can add to your home and it’s not too late to start planning for next year, next season and beyond. We specialize in custom designed and built decks, patios, sunrooms, pergolas, three and four season rooms and outdoor living combinations throughout the Miami Valley and surrounding area.

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

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 us 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

When it comes to outdoor rooms, Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio has got you covered

screened porch over new composite deckIt appears that homeowners are now looking outside when thinking about changes that they can make to their home with an increased focus on fostering outdoor living environments; more specifically the outdoor room. An outdoor room is defined as any outdoor space that can provide a relaxed setting reminiscent of the comforts found within most interior living or family rooms. 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.

Mosquito in the rainHere in the Miami Valley area, having a comfortable outdoor room designed and built by Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio can be very beneficial. A well planned and designed outdoor space will function effortlessly and provide a positive impact on the way you live outdoors. Considering we are experiencing one of the wettest summers on record, outdoor rooms are the perfect solution to enjoy your backyard during rain and inclement weather, for escaping the humidity and heat and of course pesky pests of summer, like the mosquito.

Hectic schedules, rushing around for work and looking after our families, make the additional escape provided by an outdoor room very appealing. 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.

  • Cathedral lumon patio coverLumon Patio Covers – protection from damaging UV rays, unbearable heat, and harsh weather, with shatter-resistant sheets that are backed by a ten-year hail warranty. Our Lumon natural light patio covers also feature the most weatherable polymer on the market. Unlike plastic patio covers, ACRYLITE® will not yellow or become brittle, and we offer a three-year non-yellowing warranty to back this guarantee.
  • The 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.

Elegant covered porch addition in ClearCreek Township, Waynesville OH

  • 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.

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

  • 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 SCREENEZE 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.
  • SunroomThe 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.

Additionally, a return on investment of nearly eighty-percent can be recouped from a covered porch in the resale value of a home. Typically screened porches are not included in the square footage of a listing, but in people’s minds, it’s an extra room, that registers as additional living space.

Screened Porch with stair landing and cover

Maximize the time that you are able to enjoy the space as well as gain added comfort and protection while outdoors with any one of these covered structures styles for your outdoor room. There is no end to the amount of style, versatility and comfort a new outdoor room by Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio 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 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.”

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
Email: wcohio@archadeck.net.

Dayton & Cincinnati’s deck and porch builder gives a lesson in porch 101

Pick your porch pleasure. covered or screened?

Pick your porch pleasure; covered or screened?

As the Dayton and Cincinnati area’s premiere choice for custom outdoor living structures, we are seeing an increase in requests for porches. This includes covered porches, screened porches and porches integrated into an outdoor living combination consisting of two or more structures. The reason behind the increased interest in porches is simple: porches allow protection that “open air” structures don’t. This protection allows homeowners to extended outdoor living enjoyment and more choices when utilizing their space.

For example, a covered or screened porch used in conjunction with a deck or patio will provide a place to continue the fun in the event a summer shower creeps up. Porches also serve as a wonderful way to add shade to a sunny backyard, and even protection from insects (especially pesky mosquitoes) with a screened or 3-season porch! A porch truly enables homeowners to “have their cake and eat it too” within their own outdoor living space.

screened porch over new composite deck

Some of the ways our porches stand apart from your typical porch addition is the quality we pour into each of our covered and screened porch designs. Here is a list of the most important considerations when contemplating a porch addition to a new or existing outdoor living space:

  • Screened porch deck combinations

    Screened porch & deck combination.

    With any porch addition, roof tie-in is the first consideration. You need to become familiar with your tie-in options and which area of your home makes the best candidate(s) for the job. Whether the porch is tied into an existing roof or wall, there’s almost always one optimal solution. You don’t want someone to just take your gutters down and attach a fascia board, this is rarely, if ever, the best way to tie-in your porch addition.

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

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

    When Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio builds a porch roof we use traditional framing methods and we always match the shingles to the existing shingles of your home. A well-designed and built porch, like any quality outdoor living addition, should appear original to your existing home once completed.

  • For screened porch additions, we use ScreenEze systems on the majority of our projects. ScreenEze allows for screening larger spans and retains its shape. This allows you 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.

    If your project involves conversion of an existing deck into a porch, we always inspect the deck thoroughly to ensure that the structure is strong enough, and capable of supporting a roof. Decks are rarely built to hold up structurally to the weight of porch walls and a roof. Beware of any builder that tells you your deck doesn’t need any additional support to facilitate a porch addition. Skipping the installation of additional strongholds will result in posts and footings that are typically not strong enough to do the job, and ultimately failure will become a safety hazard.

  • We go over all your porch flooring options during our consultation including adding screening under the deck boards to keep bugs from coming into your porch from the underneath. We give you the choices and budgetary incentives about the best flooring options including tongue and groove, cement, pavers, and composite and wood decking. Having a complete list of choices available at your fingertips will enable you to make a more informed choice and will make you happier with your space for years to come!
  • Screened in Porches That Blend Right Into Your Home

    We specialize in porches that blend effortlessly into your existing home.

    We also discuss the importance of traffic patterns, size and flow within your porch. These details will minimize surprises in how your outdoor furnishings fit realistically within your anticipated space and how doors will impact your flow to and from your porch. We discuss the door(s) that lead from your house into the porch, and also the door that leads you from the porch into the yard. Your builder should go over how each will affect your space and placement needs. Making sure your doors are in the right place to minimize the impact of traffic flow within your porch will ensure your porch is dedicated to outdoor living rather than just a way to access your yard as a “short cut”  from your house.

Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio has been providing award-winning outdoor living spaces to the Miami Valley since 1990, Including many covered and screened porch projects. When we meet with you to discuss a porch addition for you and your family we actually listen to your wants and needs in order to provide a porch that will not only meet, but exceed your expectations. Contact us today to learn more at (937) 848 – 7040 or
(513) 897 – 2040, Email: wcohio@archadeck.net.

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

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

Tim Stephens owner of Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio

You can see more examples of our beautiful porch additions by visiting our porch photo galleries and our outdoor rooms photo galleries located on our website.