Now that the heat of the summer has passed, and cooler autumn days are upon us, it is a great time to transform your Raleigh or Chapel Hill area deck into a covered porch, screened-in porch, or 3-season room. Archadeck of Raleigh-Durham and the Greater Triangle can build upon your existing deck or patio to create an outdoor space that you can use throughout the fall and have ready to go before the next summer rolls around.
We recently worked with a Raleigh family to transform their existing wood deck into a custom screened-in porch (with an adjacent grilling deck) for added comfort and usability in their unique setting. Learn more about what they wanted, and why.
Porches Provide Relief from the Sun
Our clients weren’t satisfied with their existing wood deck because they felt it wasn’t very summer-friendly. With little protection from the hot summer sun and pesky insects, they found that their open deck was not a place to linger and enjoy the outdoors. Adding a screened porch with an open gable roof gave the homeowners a shady spot that is still bright and airy. We also included an overhead fan and lighting, which provides additional relief on warm days and greater evening usability.
Screened Porches Reduce Insects
Our clients love the privacy of their yard, which backs up to a forest. They feel their location gives them the convenience of suburban living with the serenity of country life. But with that tranquility comes a few additional, unwanted guests…such as mosquitoes and flies. By transforming their deck into a screened-in porch, these homeowners can now enjoy the great outdoors with a fresh breeze and far fewer annoying bugs.
Porches Offer Outdoor Enjoyment on Rainy Days
Our clients love to dine outside. With heavy southern heat and humidity during the summer months, Carolina outdoor living has to be flexible. A hot sunny day can quickly change direction with an afternoon storm. The transformation from an open deck to a screened in porch has allowed this Raleigh family to enjoy their summer cookouts with the smell of fresh rain and the sound of water tapping the roof, rather than having to move indoors.
The Best Porch for Your Lifestyle
Families all over Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill are transforming their outdoor living spaces to fit our warm and sunny climate better. Choose your level of comfort with an open air covered porch for sun and rain protection, a screened porch with the added benefit of insect protection, or a 3-season room that offers more flexibility as cold air can be shut out by closing porch windows.
If sending the kids back to school and planning your last summer gatherings has you regretting the time NOT spent outdoors this summer, now is the perfect time to make sure next summer is different. Call today for a design consultation 919-973-1523. We look forward to working with you!