Screen Porch Ideas for Your Kansas City Area Home
If you’re looking for screen porch ideas, you’ve come to the right place.
Archadeck of Kansas City has been building screened in porches for local homeowners since 2001. We’ve built porches at every elevation, in every size, in many different shapes, and with so many different amenities. You’re probably wondering what all the options are, which ones are important, and how to choose the right porch amenities for your lifestyle. We’re here to help.
Parkville MO screen porch design by Archadeck of Kansas City
How much light is desirable inside your screen porch and inside your home?
Another design consideration is the degree to which your screen porch will receive light and the degree to which it will affect the light that comes into your home. The good news is that we have numerous design techniques to ensure that the room adjoining your new porch still receives light. Often, we find that homeowners have so much light coming into that room that they have the blinds drawn a good portion of the time. A porch addition will help with that scenario. If direct sunlight preservation into the adjoining room is a challenge, we can utilize skylights and roof design techniques to preserve light coming into your home. The same is true in managing the sunlight that enters your porch. We can design the components such as direction, roof shape, and more to manage the light that come into your new room.
Screened porch in Prairie Village KS with open gable roof
Will your new porch or porch and deck entail more work around your home?
In years past, adding a porch or deck, or porch and deck combination meant adding annual maintenance tasks around your home. That no longer needs to be the case. Your new porch can be built with low-maintenance materials to ensure there is no staining, sealing, scraping or other maintenance that’s required on an ongoing basis. It’s important to note that low maintenance is not the same as no maintenance. No surface is no maintenance. If dirt or stains land on the surfaces, you’ll need to clean those surfaces the way you do inside your home. In most cases, low-maintenance surfaces are easier to clean than traditional higher maintenance outdoor building materials such as pressure-treated lumber.
Low-maintenance deck and screen porch with shed roof