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Is your outdoor living space designed with your pet’s enjoyment in mind?

Dayton outdoor living with pets“The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.”
— Charles de Gaulle (former President of the French Republic)

Here at Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio, we strive to design and build outdoor living spaces that can be enjoyed by every member of your family. This includes the four-legged members and special pets that are also a huge part of your family! According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, (ASPCA), it’s estimated that 70-80 million dogs and 74-96 million cats are owned in the United States. Approximately 37-47% of all households in the United States have a dog, and 30-37% have a cat. There are also millions of US households that own birds, rabbits and other unique and exotic pets.

Pet friendly outdoor living spaces encourage good healthSpending time with our pet(s) is not only relaxing, it has been shown to improve our health! An article published by WebMD points out that your dog may make you less likely to get heart disease. This is because dog owners walk more and have lower blood pressure than people who don’t have dogs. Pets can also be good for you if you already have heart problems. Studies indicate that heart attack survivors and people with serious abnormal heart rhythms who own dogs live longer than people with the same heart problems who don’t have pets. stroking, or petting, your pet can lower your blood pressure and help your body release a relaxation hormone, and it reduces levels of a stress hormone. Taking into consideration all the ways pets improve our lives, from both an emotional and physical standpoint, it only makes sense that the outside of our homes should be as conducive to spending time with them as the inside!Cat Friendly outdoor living spaces

During our design consultations, it is not uncommon to be greeted by a friendly dog or two at the door or see a cat peeking at me from around a corner or napping in a sunny spot nearby. Since most of our  clients count at least one animal as a member of their family, it only makes sense to give them some thought when you are designing your new outdoor living project. You may be surprised by exactly how many Archadeck customers incorporate pet-friendly design details into their custom outdoor space.

Dog and kid on deck

Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio has customized many outdoor structures to make them more pet-friendly. This includes fabricating the rails of a deck closer together to ensure pet safety, installing gates to keep pets safe and sound, pet access doors and using pet screen such as SCREENEZE.  As a SCEENEZE stocking dealer we have upgraded screening available that better resists tearing as opposed to traditional screen. Another feature we often implement into our outdoor room designs to make them more pet-friendly is using a solid kneewall rail to eliminate screens on the lower part of the porch wall, altogether. Just listen to this testimonial from our customers whom we built a screened porch with their beloved parrot in mind…

If you are in search of the perfect outdoor living space for your family, including your furry friends, contact Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio today to learn more. Our custom designs are the cat’s meow!  You can reach us 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

“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 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

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 and Cincinnati area outdoor living space transformations that will inspire you to seek your backyard potential!

Xenia, OH custom outdoor living spaces by Archadeck of Central and SW Ohio

Xenia, OH custom outdoor living space by Archadeck of Central and SW Ohio.

Many homeowners are reluctant to move ahead in updating or upgrading their existing outdoor living spaces simply because they assume the vision of their ideal design is impossible. This can be frustrating to homeowners who are ready to make a change, but are reluctant to pursue those changes simply because they cannot see beyond the confines of their existing (or lack of) outdoor living space. We are here to help you make your backyard dreams a reality. Archadeck of West Central and Southwest Ohio is an expert at helping plan, designing and building outdoor living space transformations that would make Houdini blush! We have the experience, the knowledge and  the talent to create a wonderful outdoor space from scratch, or transform an existing space into one that better accommodates your needs.

Xenia, OH deck builders

This magical outdoor space in Xenia, OH, began as an extension to their existing back porch…imagine what we could do in your backyard!

In an effort to make you aware of the possibilities within your own backyard, we are highlighting some of our most recently completed outdoor living space transformations. We hope these before and after stories will help inspire and motivate you to not put your backyard dreams on hold any longer!

  • Miamisburg after

    After…

     A broken down deck in Miamisburg, OH, graduates into a new deck that is the life of the party:

When these Miamisburg, OH, homeowners contacted us they were pushed against the clock; their existing deck was showing signs of wear and age including a stairway which was unsafe. Their dilemma was time, they had an upcoming Graduation party scheduled to take place in their outdoor living space and needed to upgrade their existing deck to meet a deadline.

Before...

Before..

We quickly began working on transforming the space using the existing footprint of their existing deck. We redecked the entire deck using beautiful, low-maintenance Envisions decking in Spiced Teak and replaced their existing rails with new Arabian aluminum railing in black. The transformation ensured the party was a success!

  • B&A Spring ValleyA new protected space to love in Spring Valley, OH:

This project takes a once neglected porch in Spring Valley, OH, and transforms it into a functional and aesthetically pleasing screened porch. Archadeck of West Central and SW Ohio installed new cedar rails and a SCREENEZE system allowing the homeowners breezy outdoor living in a protected space. Notice we installed the new rails on the outside of the screen instead of the inside, this adds definition and depth to the design of the space.

  • A deck and patio combination in Centerville, OH designed with room to grow:
Before and After Centerville

Before and After Centerville…

When these Centerville, OH, homeowners contact us they wanted to extend their backyard enjoyment and define the rear of their home. We immediately began designing a combination space that would fulfill their vision. The finished space consists of a stunning low-maintenance deck  spilling into a curvilinear patio. The deck is build using Envisions composite decking in Spiced Teak with a double picture-framed border finished in Rustic Walnut. We used TimberTech Radiance rail in black, and Deckorators balusters. We installed integrated Kichler low-voltage deck lighting for added ambiance.

The curvilinear patio provides additional seating and makes the perfect home for the homeowner’s fire pit. In addition to the benefits of adding the deck and patio combination, the deck was also built with future aspirations in mind. The front railing of the deck will one day be removed and a hot tub will be added level to the deck. We designed the deck with this in mind as the spa will slide flush to the deck for easy access!

Centerville, OH, patio and deck combination.

Centerville, OH, patio and deck combination.

Our goal at Archadeck of West Central and SW Ohio is to design a space for you, and your family and the way you live. We pass on our experience with outdoor structures to help match you with the right outdoor living space to bring your vision to life! Making functionality a top priority is a must for a successful project. Each project and each customer is different so listening and being open and receptive is crucial to the design development process. We really strive to create spaces our clients will love and that will make their home and landscape more beautiful. We strive to create spaces that look original to your existing home. Yes, we do the design work for each of our projects, but in reality they are designed in partnership with our clients making each design a collaboration!

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 your anticipated outdoor living project, we can help you get started on making the backyard of your dreams a reality. Contact Archadeck of West Central & Southwest Ohio today to learn more 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.