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Archadeck of Central SC explains the benefits of using a four-track window system for your outdoor room

Interior view of 3 season room in Columbia SC

Interior view of a 3-season room in Columbia, SC.

Over the last several years Archadeck of Central SC has watched the popularity of the outdoor room grow. The differences between a screened porch and a three or four season room are fading with a wider range of products that promise both in one space. One of the most versatile and most asked about these products is a four-track window system.

This image shows the versatility of the Weather Lite Collection vinyl window system.

This image shows the versatility of the Weather Lite Collection vinyl window system. Photo courtesy of Custom Windows & Doors.

Four-track window systems come under many brand names. Here at Archadeck of Central SC, we use the Weather Lite Collection by Custom Windows and Doors. These window systems are commonly referred to as “porch enclosure systems”  and are used to transform screened porches, patios, and even garages into outdoor oases. 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. Not to mention these systems help keep pollen, insects, rain, and dust out of your space!

Exterior of low maintenance vinyl three season room in Columbia SC

The exterior of low maintenance vinyl three-season room in Columbia, SC.

This four-track system enables you to turn your screened porch into a 3 or 4-season room so you can enjoy the area for longer periods throughout the year. This system works by allowing you to control the amount of screen you leave exposed from 3/4 open to closing the panels completely creating a room with the “feel” of a sunroom without the extra installations required of a sunroom. With an enclosure system such as this paired with a space heater and/or air conditioner, you can enjoy the benefits of the space here in South Carolina all year!

These four-track window systems are constructed from a strong transparent vinyl. The 15-mil vinyl glazing is as transparent as glass without the weight and not nearly as expensive. Unlike glass, the vinyl is not susceptible to cracking or breaking. But if it is accidentally hit or stretched the vinyl simply returns to its original shape within minutes.

Elevated Screen Porch

Screened porch with vinyl inserts.

Archadeck of Central SC offers four-track enclosure systems on many of our screened porch additions. Choosing a four-track screened porch enclosure makes it possible to keep the screens and maintain comfort. The 4-track system allows you to open up to 75% of the window area for added ventilation.

When considering an outdoor room addition, choosing the best fit for your home’s architecture, your desired function, and your budget is important. Archadeck of Central SC is the premier outdoor structure builder serving Columbia, SC, and the surrounding area. We can help you choose the perfect outdoor room addition for you with our expert design team and experience in building. Contact us to learn more by calling (803) 784-1566 or email us at

Archadeck of Central SC three generations of quality outdoor structures

The Archadeck of Central SC team – Mike Reu, Marshall Reu and Tucker Reu

See more of our stunning and versatile outdoor room additions by visiting our 3 and 4-season room photo gallery, our screened porch gallery, and our sunroom gallery located on our website.