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Custom Porch Builder in Oakville, ON

Experienced and Reliable Porch Contractors Near You

When you're envisioning your ideal outdoor living area, it's important to know how you plan to use it. Do you want a better view of your yard in a bright and airy space, but one that offers some protection from the elements? Your new screened porch can be designed to suit yours and your family’s needs. What are your goals for the space? What activities do you want to enjoy in your new space? Would you like to eat in your new room? Are you hoping to maximize seating areas so family and guests can use that new space for rest and entertainment? Archadeck of Southwest GTA can help you bring your vision to life!

For experienced custom porch builders in Oakville, call Archadeck at (877) 362-5802 or contact us online.

Open Porch, Screened Porch, 3-Season Room or Sunroom?

There are several different types and styles of porches you can add to your Oakville area home. If you are looking for some sun cover but otherwise want to enjoy every bit of the sights, smells and the open air of your yard, an open (or covered) porch might be best for you. A covered porch can be open on all four sides or have some enclosed walls. For example, you may choose a covered porch near a pool area. You may want a solid wall on one side to provide protection for a bar or outdoor kitchen area. Or, you may choose an open porch that’s attached to your home but has an additional enclosed wall on one side to provide sun protection, wind protection, or privacy.

Outdoor kitchen

This open porch has a partial wall on one side for an outdoor kitchen.

The covered porch below provides protection for the cooking area but otherwise allows the homeowners and guests to enjoy all the fresh air while in their outdoor living area. These are just some of the options Archadeck of Southwest GTA can design for your Oakville porch.

Ope Porch

You Can’t Go Wrong with a Screened Porch

Screened porch

The most popular outdoor room is a screened porch because of its versatility. A screened porch in Oakville provides protection from the rain, sun, and many insects, and it offers a small amount of temperature control. Clear vinyl track windows, which can expose up to 75% of the window or close completely, can significantly reduce wind and add further temperature control. With a small portable heater and vinyl windows, you can enjoy your screened room for a greater number of days throughout the year. A screened porch with a retractable window system is also called a three-season room.

When Only a Sunroom Will Do

Looking for a bright and airy home addition? You are looking for a sunroom. Unlike a screened room, a sunroom has built-in permanent heating allowing you to utilize the sunroom or sun porch any time of the year. Our team at Archadeck of Southwest GTA is trained and skilled at building the finest porches and sunrooms in Oakville and the surrounding areas.

Furnished sunroom

Add your sunroom to the rear or side of your home, depending on the direction your home faces, where you would like your room to be, and what view you’d most like to enjoy.

A Fireplace Can Create a Happy Medium

A popular option is building an outdoor fireplace into your new room. If adding a built-in fireplace with a screened porch or vinyl window porch, you will have significantly increased heat capture. A ceiling helps to circulate the warmer air around your porch room. In addition to warmth, a porch fireplace—whether wood-burning or gas—also provides an ambiance unrivaled by other amenities. Most homeowners opt for a gas fireplace for a few reasons, such as the simple one-switch start, no fetching wood, no embers, and less maintenance. But then again, we know that nothing compares to the smell and ambiance of a natural wood fire.

What Is the Best Roof Style for Your New Porch or Sunroom?

A gable roof, with a high point at the top and pitching downward in two directions, is the most popular style of porch roof in Oakville. It has the traditional “triangle” look from the outside and can be open at one end to allow plenty of additional lighting into the room. The inside of a gable roof porch or sunroom is a vaulted ceiling. The higher ceiling makes the room feel larger, and an open gable can make the room a lot brighter.

A hip roof also creates a vaulted ceiling from the inside. A hip roof has a high point that pitches downward in three directions. This roof style is a great selection to complement a hip roof on your home. Your Archadeck porch design consultant will help you decide which roof style best fits your aesthetic preferences and best matches your home.

Freestanding porch

This freestanding porch (or pavilion) has a hip roof that pitches downward on four sides.

Two additional roof styles might be the best options for your Oakville, ON area home. A shed roof slopes downward away from the home. If your home has second story windows or other architectural elements, a shed roof might be the best option to ensure your porch does not create any visual obstructions from the second level. Your shed roof porch will still allow plenty of light, since the house attachment can be elevated and the ends can be open, allowing for more light to enter your new porch or sunroom.

screened porch

The above porch has a shed roof with an open end enclosed with glass.

The final roof option is a flat roof. A flat roof is a great choice when the second story windows or architectural elements don’t provide any room for an elevated roof style. Don’t be fooled into thinking it’s truly a flat roof. It is pitched exactly the correct amount to ensure water drains properly.

Open Porch

The above open porch has a flat roof style.

What About Your Porch Ceiling?

There are several ceiling options for inside your new porch. The biggest decision to make is whether you want an exposed rafter or enclosed rafter ceiling. There is tremendous visual appeal to exposed rafters but the style is also less formal. It depends on the look you are seeking for your room. Exposed rafters provide a rustic feel that is very true to a screened room. Enclosed rafters provide a more formal and finished look and also easily encase electrical amenities such as ceiling lights and speakers. There are also many fun options for your screened porch ceiling. Beadboard is a popular option. It can be left natural or can be painted. If you are adding a sunroom, you may want to choose a ceiling that matches the ceiling finishes in your home.

Does Your Porch or Sunroom Have to Look Added On?

Absolutely not!

At Archadeck of Southwest GTA, we specialize in making sure your new room looks original to your home. We carefully select and source exterior finishes such as brick and roof tiles to make it look as if your new room was always there.

If you are considering adding a porch or sunroom in Oakville, call us at (877) 362-5802 or contact us online to get started with a free design consultation. Need some inspiration in the meantime? Check out our free design guide!

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