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Can You Build a Screened In Porch on an Existing Patio?

Yes, you can. Not only can you have a screened porch built on your existing patio, but you could also build a three-season room.

Archadeck of the Piedmont Triad often answers the call on this very question. As a matter of fact, some of our clients, who wish to build a screened in porch on their patio, have been told it’s impossible to do by other contractors. Archadeck’s Design Consultants will be able to guide you through the possibilities of converting your existing patio into an enclosed space, whether that be a screened porch or a screened porch with windows.

screened porch built on existing patio

Screen Porches Are Very Popular, Here’s Why!

What is a more traditional feature on a southern home than a screen porch? For many generations before us, when southern homes didn’t have air conditioning, screen porches were made for sleeping in the hot summer months. When sleeping porches became redundant, the function of the space morphed into hosting visitors or simply relaxing outdoors without the fuss of bugs. There is a certain nostalgia attached to screen porches, which cannot be beat.

You can build a screened in porch on an existing patio.

Screen Porch Windows Have Become an Outdoor Living Staple.

The popularity of screen porch windows has grown exponentially over the last decade or so. Many of the screened porches that we design and build include convertible glazed vinyl windows. These windows offer more use of a screened outdoor space. On cool days, the screen porch windows can be left closed to capture sunlight to warm the space, making it usable out of season in the Piedmont Triad.

Screened porch, 3-season room built on an existing patio

What Are Screened Porches with Windows Called?

Phraseology varies depending on where you ask this question. In the Piedmont Triad area, screened porches with windows are typically called 3-season rooms. Some might also refer to this type of space as a sunroom, sun porch, or solarium. The reason these spaces are called three-season rooms is because they are usable for all or part of three seasons. However, if you live in a mild climate, like we have in the Greensboro and Winston Salem areas, these rooms really can be used for all or part of every season. We have unseasonably warm days in late fall, winter, and early spring, during which our clients can enjoy their multi-season room. That said, these outdoor rooms could technically be called 4-season rooms.

Screen porch on existing patio

Researching Screen Porch Companies Near You?

Archadeck of the Piedmont Triad has been designing and building custom outdoor living spaces, including screen porches, since 1991. We invite you to put our expertise to work for your new screen porch design in the Greensboro, Winston Salem, and High Point areas. When you work with us, you can be assured that the outdoor living design you want is the one you receive. Your project will additionally be covered by our National Guarantee Corporation and include workmanship and structural warrantiesunmatched in the outdoor living business.

Can you build a screened-in porch on an existing patio?

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