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Can I add a screen porch to my existing deck?

Yes, it is possible to add a screen porch to an existing deck.

Are you tired of scorching in the sun or being interrupted by rain or pests while enjoying your outdoor space? Adding a screen porch to your deck can be a great solution. Not only does it provide shelter from the elements, but it also creates a cozy and comfortable atmosphere for you and your guests. As an experienced porch and deck contractor, Archadeck of the Piedmont Triad can help you determine whether your new screen porch addition is possible and offer solutions if not. For the purpose of this blog, let’s say that your deck is capable of accepting a new porch on top.

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Greensboro deck with new screen porch by Archadeck of the Piedmont Triad

Why hire a porch and Greensboro deck contractor?

Adding a screened in porch to your existing deck is not a simple project to be undertaken by a handyman or novice builder. Archadeck of the Piedmont Triad will be able to ensure that your deck is structurally sound, up to code, and ready to accept the additional weight of your porch. It is usually necessary to fortify the deck’s structure prior to building the new porch. Additionally, we will do all the additional legwork on your behalf, such as acquiring necessary permitting and scheduling building inspections throughout your project. Here are additional considerations for your screened in porch.

Design considerations for your screen porch

Before you start planning your screen porch addition, there are a few design considerations to keep in mind. Here are some of the most important factors that Archadeck of the Piedmont Triad will help you consider:

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Greensboro NC deck with a new screen porch design

Porch Location

The location of your screen porch is crucial. You'll want to choose a spot that is easily accessible from your home and provides a good view of your yard. You'll also want to consider the amount of sunlight and shade the area receives throughout the day.

Size of the Screened Porch

The size of your screened porch will depend on how you plan to use it. If you're planning to use it as an outdoor dining room or game room, you'll need more space than if you're using it as a sitting area. Consider the number of people you'll be entertaining and the furniture you plan to use.

Your New Porch’s Style

The style of your screen porch should complement your home's architecture, as well as the style of your existing deck. Your new porch can also reflect your personal style. You'll want to choose a design that blends in seamlessly with your home's exterior and adds to its overall aesthetic appeal.

Materials Used to Build Your Screened in Porch

The materials you choose for your screen porch will affect maintenance requirements and cost. You'll want to choose materials that are suitable to your desired level of maintenance, as well as your budget

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Adding a screen porch to your deck is an excellent way to extend your use of your outdoor living space. With the right design, materials, and Archadeck as your contractor, you can create a cozy and comfortable space that complements your home's architecture and increases the value of the time you spend there. Let’s start planning your new screen porch addition in the Greensboro, Winston Salem, or High Point NC area today. Get in touch with us by calling (336) 664-1332.

Also read: Converting Your Deck to a 3-Season Room