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Columbia Screen Porch and Open Porch Builder

Gorgeous custom screened and open porches all across the Columbia SC area

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Our custom porches exude classic Southern Charm!

We are the premier builder of screened porches and covered porches in Columbia, SC, and the surrounding region. Building custom outdoor living environments and structures is all we do. When considering a porch or screened porch addition, it is best to use a professional.
Our consultation is completely free. Call us to discuss your ideas.

Screened or Open, That is the Question…

Having trouble deciding on a screened or open porch?

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Archadeck of Central SC has built many screened and open porches in Columbia and the surrounding areas. We’ve seen the time-tested and true styles and also stay in tune with up-and-coming design trends in porch design to give you more choices in creating the ultimate porch. We listen carefully to what you’re looking for and come back with a design drawing of what your porch will look like. At Archadeck of Central SC, our outdoor spaces are designed with a keen eye for the holistic way homeowners now view their backyards with the goal of creating an outdoor escape.

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Stunning views from the interior of Lake Murray screened porch by Archadeck of Central SC

Ready to get started? Schedule your complimentary design consultation with our team today! Reach out to us at (803) 784-1566.

How Big?

How big should my porch be? This is a question many of our clients ask us when considering the addition of a porch or screened in porch. Here at Archadeck of Central SC, we like to meet with our clients during the planning stages for any porch project. During this meeting, together we’ll determine the size your porch needs to be to accommodate all your needs.

Your Custom Screen Room

A screened room or screened porch is very similar to a sunroom but rather than using glass windows we use fiberglass screens allowing the breeze to flow freely through the room, creating a space that invites the outdoors in.

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Many Columbia-area homeowners have an idea of what they are looking for but may not know whether it is considered a sunroom, screen room, or an addition. Screen porches and sunrooms both allow you to enjoy the outdoors while avoiding unwanted elements of nature such as mosquitoes or rain. A sunroom or addition is an actual interior room and requires insulation and conditioning elements such as heating and cooling. Knowing how you will use the room and during which seasons you would like to utilize the space will help you decide which style best suits your family’s needs.

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(Above), these Lexington homeowners hired Archadeck of Central SC to convert their existing screened room into a sunroom. With small children, they wanted a space they could use as a playroom within the home.

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At Archadeck of Central SC, each of our screened porches is custom designed for the homeowners to blend seamlessly with your home and reflect your personal style, no matter how unique. Our porch designs reflect beauty, quality and extended enjoyment and add value to your home.

Screened Room as Part of an Outdoor Living Combination Space

Take a look at this screened porch and sunroom focus video from our YouTube page for inspiration on creating your perfect porch:

With Archadeck of Central SC, your screen porch will have all the finishing touches. Look how this beautiful vinyl – clad screened porch addition on Lake Murray, SC enhances the backyard and poolside experience. Your screened porch will serve as a new gateway to the rest of your backyard. We want to make sure it harmonizes with your home, surrounding landscape and other backyard amenities you may have. We ensure your new porch is easy to flow through providing the perfect spot to linger longer on those humid South Carolina afternoons!

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What is the difference between a screened porch and 3-season room?

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Interpretation is sometimes cloudy when it comes to screened porches and 3-season rooms. This is because these designations could be different, depending on where you live and even which builder you ask. In some parts of the country, you might find that builders consider screened porches to be 3-season rooms. At Archadeck of Central SC, we define them separately, but they are not mutually exclusive. We might also call a screened porch a screened room, outdoor room, or screened-in porch.

A room with a view!

In the South, there’s a special meaning to wide open. Take a look at this open porch below. It’s like an open and airy resort hideaway right in your own backyard — placing you at one with all of Mother Nature’s majesty.

We can build the porch of your dreams, even on a budget

We can design your porch to include the beloved finish details that are so prevalent in our area from a relaxed rocking chair front porch vibe, to a blue porch interior ceiling, we bring your vision to life! Another favored element is the integration of an outdoor fireplace into your porch or screened porch design. When it comes to creating a custom porch design for your home, aesthetics are not the only considerations. A custom Columbia porch design is as much about how you will use your porch as it is about the way your porch will look.

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SunroomArchadeck of Central SC specializes in being able to provide quality outdoor spaces for homeowners with varied budgets and lifestyle needs. We offer a low-maintenance, budget-friendly alternative to traditional wood-framed screened porches that still provides the lifestyle enhancement and quality you have come to rely on from Archadeck of Central SC. These are our aluminum and screen porch designs, below.

Look at the tranquil interior of this gable roof aluminum screened porch in Lexington, SC.

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Our aluminum and vinyl outdoor rooms give you a luxury living space and are custom made to order and designed to match your home’s architecture and colors. Unlike other aluminum outdoor rooms that are built using a kit, we custom design your outdoor room according to your spatial needs, roof and interior amenities.

Learn how you can extend your screened porch enjoyment with a window system. A screened porch with windows will extend your outdoor living season, giving you more hours of enjoyment. By adding a four-track window system, your screened porch will become a true 3-season room.

Looking for a porch or screened porch builder in your area?

Contact us today for a design consultation— the call and the consultation is free, but the benefits you will get from a porch or screened porch addition are priceless.

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Why hold off on the project of your dreams? Our financing options will make your outdoor living project possible on a timetable that works for you. Whether it’s a porch, screened porch, deck, or a combination of any outdoor living structure. Visit our finance page to learn more.

Ready to get started? Schedule your complimentary design consultation with our team today! Reach out to us at (803) 784-1566.

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