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Beautifully Functional Design And Superior Construction Makes This WUI Compliant Porch And Patio Combination Space A Winner

This family in the City of Austin simply wasn’t satisfied with the shade and sun protection they received from their existing pergola, so they decided to call in the porch and patio professionals from Archadeck of Austin.

Their Archadeck Complimentary Design Consultation Proved To Be Invaluable

What a dilemma. They were loving the fresh air, sunshine and cross breezes in their Austin backyard – but wanted to control the strength and intensity of the sun at times.


The solution?

A covered porch and covered patio spanning the widely functional landscape of the rear of the home. The span post-to-post on the covered porch is almost 26 feet wide, which is approaching the widest span you can build without using a steel beam. Our choice to enhance the structure and build strength was to use a treated LVL beam for the span.

After- WOW!

What Is LVL, And What Makes It Special For Use In The City Of Austin For Outdoor Porches And Patios?

LVL is the term for Laminated Veneer Lumber which we choose for this combination outdoor living space’s wide beam.

Here in Austin, we follow the International Wildlife Urban Interface Code for homes that are in areas that are within or adjacent to communities deemed “at-risk” for wildfires.

The LVL our expert porch and patio team used for the wide beam was manufactured with fire-retardant chemicals to greatly lessen the risk of flame spread if it should occur.

Other benefits of LVL for the beam include its structural strength and stability, being much less likely to expand and contract in Austin’s changing weather conditions when humidity and temperature is an issue.

It’s A Wrap With James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding For Further WUI Compliance And Protection

To further enhance the durability and potential flame spread control of this Austin backyard porch and patio combination outdoor living space, everything was wrapped in James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding, more commonly referred to as “Hardie.”

It’s combination of cement, sand and cellulose filaments earned it’s WUI approval status having gone through third-party testing and verification.

This Porch And Patio Combination Austin Outdoor Living Space Has A Stunning View From The Foundation Upward Once Inside

The material we used for the covered patio and covered porch interior ceiling boasts a richly textured finish called Woodtone.

Not only is it beautiful and safer than other ceiling building materials, but the added value here is that it is also very economical and gorgeous.

Truly An Austin Combination Outdoor Living Space With This Custom Outdoor Kitchen – By Archadeck, Of Course

Our chef’s dream of an outdoor kitchen includes the wildly popular Blackstone Griddle. Its extra wide cooking surface is perfect for a wide variety of family favorites from brunch pancakes to lunchtime burgers to seafood and vegetables for dinner – you could call it the Griddle for all seasons.

Easy to clean and very durable, the Blackstone Griddle withstands all kinds of weather conditions with its construction of cast iron and stainless steel.

Final Touches Make This Porch And Patio Combination Space An Aesthetic Delight

As you can see, the architecturally interesting special trim on the posts were specified by design to make them look beefy. The covered porch and covered patio floor is a concrete overlayment to mimic the look of tile used in this design.

As for the outdoor kitchen exterior, its finish is Stucco – and looks simply amazing with the homeowners’ color choices and the existing home.

What’s Your Idea Of Austin TX Poolside Perfection In A Covered Porch And Covered Patio Outdoor Living Combination Space?

Not sure? You’re in luck!

Our Archadeck of Austin team can help you envision and design the covered porch and covered patio outdoor living combination space that will deliver all of life’s discerning pleasures.

Just call us at 512-886-8367 to schedule your complimentary design consultation.

Even easier, just click this link right here to connect with us. We look forward to meeting you.

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Jim Odom, owner Archadeck of Austin.