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Durham Porch Roof and Deck Expansion Increases Comfort and Usability

Is your outdoor living space too small to fit your family and friends comfortably? Do you feel limited in the ways you can use it? If so, ask an Archadeck of Raleigh-Durham designer about the possibility of expanding your deck, porch, or patio. Enlarging and/or modifying an existing structure can improve how you use and enjoy the space on a daily basis as well as on special occasions.

Durham Deck Expansion

One pair of Durham homeowners recently asked us to expand their deck and add a porch roof. Their existing deck was small and very sunny, making it a tight fit for multiple people to enjoy and rendering it too hot for large portions of the summer.

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We began the Durham project by enlarging the footprint of the clients’ existing deck. We then re-decked the original structure to match the new decking boards using TimberTech Prime decking in Coconut Husk. One benefit of the new composite decking is that it will not require additional stain, paint, or sealant. We then added new railings to the deck using a mix of materials, including pressure-treated wood for the top and bottom rails and a black metal infill. The dark infill helps maximize the view of the yard, while the wood and metal railing gives the deck a classic look with a modern touch.

recessed lightingDurham Porch Roof Addition

The size of an outdoor space is irrelevant if homeowners can’t use the space for other reasons. In this case, leaving the large deck exposed to hot and inclement weather was not likely to bring much benefit. In order to maximize our clients’ usage of their new deck, we added a porch roof to cover the deck. Additional design details such as a ceiling fan and recessed lighting further enhance the homeowners’ use of the space. Adding the shade structure with all of its amenities provides weather protection, cool breezes, and lighting to help these homeowners to enjoy their deck for more of each day and more of each year.

If you’re interested in adding size, shade, or other amenities to an existing outdoor living structure, please call Archadeck of Raleigh-Durham for a design consultation today: 919-973-1523. We look forward to working with you!