Archadeck of Charlotte we specialize in
all things outdoor living. A huge benefit of being able to live the outdoor lifestyle your desire
is having options. This can mean having a covered outdoor living structure
that works in unison with a deck or patio and allows you the freedom and
protection to escape a summer shower or the heat of the August afternoon
sun without having to retreat indoors.
We don’t believe in
one size or design fits all when it comes to any of our outdoor living structures. Porches in particular,
have the ability to transform your home’s livability and aesthetic.
We specialize in designing porches that add curb appeal, functionality
and enhanced enjoyment all while keeping your home’s existing architecture
in mind. Unlike other companies that treat a porch addition as an afterthought,
we strive to build you a quality, customized design that appears original
to your home that will bring enjoyment for many years down the road.
Here’s a summary of the various types of Charlotte porches we offer:
Charlotte Front Porches
A front porch or portico is your home’s face. It’s what everyone
sees as they drive by. It greets and welcomes guests even before you do.
It also serves as that lasting first impression and prologue to the interior
of your home. A front porch can protect you and your home’s front
facade from the elements, add curb appeal or serve as a refuge for relaxation.
Charlotte Open & Covered Porches
Our custom covered porches are designed to protect you overhead without
reducing your connection with the outdoors. From simple front porches
to complete outdoor entertainment areas, our covered porches and covered
patios will transform your home from the outside in.
In the South, there’s a special meaning to wide open spaces. Take
a look at this open porch below. It features all the accouterments needed
for outdoor living enjoyment, notice the overstuffed outdoor furnishings,
porch heater, ceiling fan, flat screen TV and even a stone fire pit! It’s
like an open and airy hideaway right in your own backyard — placing
you at one with all of Mother Nature’s majesty.
Charlotte Screened Porches
We are the leading
screened porch builder in the Charlotte area. Designing and building upscale outdoor living spaces
and structures is all we do. Screened porches are quintessential as outdoor
living spaces in Charlotte. A screened porch allows you to enjoy fresh
air and a nice breeze without the sun glaring down on you and without
insects buzzing in your ear. With the mild climate we enjoy here in Charlotte,
screened porches continue to grow in popularity.
Our EZE Breeze porches allow flexibility unlike no other outdoor room. The EZE Breeze system
can be applied to new or existing screened porches in order to create
a multi-seasonal outdoor room.
These porches deliver protection from uncomfortable outdoor temperatures,
insects, debris such as dirt, pollen and other allergans, as well as the
elements. Similar to the advantages of sunrooms but with added flexibility
and less costly to build, EZE Breeze porches give you the best of both
worlds; a screened porch or a sunroom, anytime you want it! Read our blog titled
EZE Breeze screen porches vs. Sun Rooms? to learn more about the advantages of an EZE Breeze screen porch vs. a sunroom.
How Does Eze Breeze Work?
Eze Breeze consists of a vertical sliding vinyl window panel backed with
screens. When the weather is right, slide them down for a screened porch
experience, and pull them right back up when it’s raining to enjoy
a more protected space. The panels are custom-made for your specific project
and available in a variety of colors to make sure they complement your
home perfectly. The vinyl window is lightweight to make the sliding easy
and still provides the same view as regular glass.
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. To demonstrate how effortless the Eze
Breeze system is please watch the video below featured on
our YouTube channel:
Sunrooms continue to increase in popularity among Charlotte homeowners.
Even though sunrooms are not considered a porch addition, they retain
many of the same benefits present in our screened porch and Eze Breeze
porch structures. These include protection from the elements, allergens,
nuisance insects and extended shade properties. A sunroom takes these
positive benefits a step further through a conditioned space that functions
like an interior room. Complete with heating and cooling.
Our customers love sunrooms as they can use them all year round while still
being surrounded (on three sides) by the outdoors. In addition, sunrooms
offer Charlotteans an expanded choice of finish materials and design options
since these spaces are not exposed to outside forces. Want to use hardwoods
on your sunroom floor? Or maybe paint the walls in your favorite hue?
Go ahead and get creative — All of these are possible with a sunroom!
Sunrooms, like any outdoor living structure we design and build, are not
treated as a
one size or design fits all addition. This is because there are so many aspects of a sunroom that need to be
considered to create the perfect space: the size, shape, light, etc.
It is surprising to some homeowners at how much a sunroom can impact their
existing home when not properly designed. Loss of light to the interior
of the home is one of the main concerns. For example, if the back of your
home faces a Northern orientation it may not receive a lot of natural
light that flows into the interior of the home. If you build a sunroom
off the back, it may impact the amount that amount of light, or lack of,
entering the home. When impeding the flow of natural sunlight is a concern
Archadeck of Charlotte may suggest the addition of skylights or other
design priorities reducing the loss of light that may occur.
When it comes to options and materials to use for your Charlotte porch
the choices are vast. Your porch can be constructed with simplicity in
mind as well as sophistication. From choosing the roof style that best
suits the originality of your home and personal tastes, to the flooring
and interior finishes, our designers can help with your selections. Here
is a peek at some of the most
asked about options by Charlotteans planning porch additions:
Exposed Rafter Interior Porch Ceiling:
Exposed rafters are very popular among Charlotte area homeowners. Exposing
the rafters creates a rustic, earthy elegance to the structure. Exposed
rafters can also be wrapped to provide added aesthetics and continuity
of the design.
Enclosed rafters used to create formality to a structure. The decision
to leave the rafter exposed or to enclose is a personal preference. On
the Mt. Holly screened porch pictured below we used a beautiful tongue
& groove ceiling to finish the vaulted enclosed rafter ceiling.
Flat ceilings are often used in our screened porch and Eze Breeze porch
designs. Flat ceilings are often used to give the space a more traditional
interior room feel, and can also be used to create a sense of unity or
formality. Flat ceilings can be played-up by the use of hardwood finishes
to achieve a rustic elegance. Just look at the coffered ceiling detail
we used on the flat ceiling of this Waxhaw, NC, covered porch addition:
There are many options you can choose for your porch floor. These include
traditional pressure treated pine, composite decking and even the newest
tile that mimics the look of wood. You can learn more about the pros and
cons, and price points, of various porch flooring options in our blog
What are my porch flooring options?.
Many architectural elements can be used to add style and character to your
porch. Elements such as the ridge beam, which is the beam which runs the
length of the ceiling, can become a focal point by using a large wooden
beam. Ridge beams can also serve as an aesthetic element are also usually
where the ceiling fan is often mounted. Roof beams are sometimes trimmed
out or wrapped to add style to a porch space.
Charlotte Porches Are Part of a Winning Outdoor Living Combination!
Remember, here at Archadeck of Charlotte our goal is to create a space
that allows you and your family the freedom to live the way you wish outdoors.
In many cases, just a singular deck or porch addition will not address
that goal. Your ultimate Charlotte outdoor living space needs to speak to
all the functions you want to experience… enter the outdoor living
Covered patio in Piper Glen complete with outdoor fireplace
Charlotte open porch and deck combination space in Cameron Woods
Outdoor kitchen on Concord covered porch
These designs include two or more outdoor living structures that work together
to promote a complete
outdoor living environment. For example, maybe you seek a place to relish the afternoon sun but still
want the protection of a covered space within reach. A deck or patio with
a covered porch or screened porch would fit the bill. Maybe you want a
place to relax, entertain and show off your backyard gourmet skills. A
covered or screened porch or patio with an integrated outdoor kitchen
is just the combination to cure that craving!
Charlotte screened porch with outdoor kitchen
No matter what type of porch you have in mind; whether it an update to
your home’s front entry, an Eze-Breeze porch to escape the heat
and humidity of Charlotte summers or a multi-faceted backyard destination,
Archadeck of Charlotte can make the pleasures of living the porch life
Contact us today to learn more at
(704) 850-6104 and start living the porch lifestyle you deserve!