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A Homeowner’s Dilemma in Concord, MA: Deck, Porch, or Sunroom?

How will you choose? Maybe you don’t need to choose. If you have enough space on your property, have you considered adding two outdoor living structures for double the enjoyment of leisure time? Let your design specialist at Archadeck of Suburban Boston help you determine the best use of the outdoor living space at your home.

Family enjoying their deck

Homeowners in Concord, MA, love their decks, porches, and sunrooms. And don’t forget the 3-season room! If you were to add any of these to your home right now, which would you choose?

  • Decks can elevate your point of view and give you a different perspective outdoors.
  • A screened porch offers fresh air while protecting you from wet weather and pesky insects.
  • A front porch keeps you in touch with the neighborhood in a very relaxing way.
  • A sunroom provides an expansive view of your yard in the comfort of a temperature-controlled space.
  • A 3-season room gives you the option, at any time, to enjoy a screened room or an enclosed room.

Each of these structures can improve your quality of life and increase the amount of time you’ll choose to spend outdoors. Archadeck of Suburban Boston is here to help you accomplish those goals.

Your Archadeck design consultant can help you determine which outdoor living structure(s) would best meet your needs. If you are having trouble deciding on a deck or a porch, for example, we can help guide you through that decision-making process. This is something we have done for countless homeowners in the NE Boston suburbs. In every case, the solution is a high-quality outdoor living structure that is custom-designed to blend seamlessly with the client’s home. This is true regardless of which outdoor living structure you choose to add at this time.

When is a Screened Porch a 3-Season Room?

Many Concord homeowners find our Massachusetts temperatures too chilly for a screened porch in the fall and spring. In a practical sense that means they will only enjoy their screened porches in the summer. Is that enough for you? Will your screened porch sit unused for three quarters of the year?

3-season porch interior

These questions lead us to the 3-season porch, or 3-season room, as it is also known. Archadeck of Suburban Boston can design a three-season porch that will open up another half a year of outdoor living enjoyment for your family. These very practical structures include screens as well as clear, vinyl window panels.

four season room interior

At any time, you can choose which of these you will use based on the outdoor temperature. You can close the window panels on chillier days and open them to reveal screens when it’s warmer outside. With the window panels open, you can enjoy a breeze, and you’ll still have screens to keep out pesky insects. In summer, you can choose to remove the window panels and store them for the season. In spring and fall, you’ll probably want to keep the window panels installed because you never know when you’re going to need them. Open them during a sunny afternoon and pull them closed later that day to enjoy an enclosed room when the evening turns colder. You decide!

Your Concord, MA, Sunroom Builder

Archadeck of Suburban designs and builds beautiful, amazing sunrooms. They’re all different, but what do they all have in common? Each one was custom designed for one specific client. Each one was built with the extraordinary quality and craftsmanship upon which our excellent reputation is based.

Sunroom Interior

A sunroom with its preponderance of windows gives you an expansive view of your yard while keeping you warm in winter and cool in summer. You can enjoy the beauty of the outdoors without suffering when outdoor temperatures stray from your comfort zone. We can either tie in your sunroom to your home’s HVAC system or install a ductless mini-split heating and cooling system in the sunroom. Either way you will have a climate-controlled space with such a wonderful view of the outdoors.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can enhance your Concord, MA, home with the right outdoor living project. You can reach us at (781) 528-0998 or via email at

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