As cooler weather arrives it can sometimes hamper the time you spend outdoors. Wet weather, wind, and allergens caused by fall foliage can drive you from the backyard you love into the house. However, this certainly doesn’t have to be the case. Archadeck of Central SC offers a wide variety of custom outdoor rooms that provide minimum to maximum protection from Mother Nature while still allowing you to enjoy all the elements you love about the outdoors.
Covered (open) porches provide viable protection from negative aspects of the outdoors. These include protection from wet weather, UV rays, and, depending on the design, some aspects of wind protection. A covered porch provides the most versatility when combined with another structure such as a deck or patio. This will expand the variety of outdoor functions you can enjoy.
Columbia Screened Porch decked out for the holidays.
Screened porches and 3-season rooms provide additional benefits over a covered porch simply through the presence of screens. Screens act as a barrier to reduce the number of insects, debris, and allergens that enter the space. You will still get the shade benefits and protection from rain and sun as you would with a covered porch. In the Columbia area’s mild climate, it may be possible to enjoy a screened porch throughout the winter. Even on chilly days the use of a space heater, or adding an outdoor fireplace to your initial design, can help keep the screened room cozy and warm.
Three season rooms increase the benefits of a screened porch through the addition of a convertible panel system. This will allow you to use screens or clear panels as needed on any given day. You can extend the protection of a new or existing screened porch to that of a non-conditioned sunroom-like space. We offer aluminum and vinyl outdoor rooms with a convertible-panel porch-enclosure system. This panel system can be integrated into the initial design of a new screened porch or outdoor room addition or as an enhancement/upgrade to an existing structure.
Sunrooms promise the most protection of all outdoor rooms. Sunrooms are controlled environments as they are designed in the same manner as an indoor room with the inclusion of heating and cooling. There can be a foot of snow on the ground and you can enjoy a 360-degree view of the outdoors without needing a sweater! Sunroom additions also increase the heated square footage in your home — a wise investment dollar-for-dollar when considering the monetary benefits if you should ever decide to sell your home.
The Archadeck of Central SC team – Mike Reu, Marshall Reu and Tucker Reu.
Are you ready to extend the time you can enjoy the outdoors? If so, Archadeck of Central SC can help. We are the premier builder of outdoor rooms in Columbia, SC, and the surrounding region. Custom outdoor living environments and structures are all we do. Our consultation is completely free. Call us today (803) 784-1566 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your ideas.