Ceilings for screen porches including tongue and groove

When we get asked for professional advise on screen porches, one of the least thought of areas is the ceiling. It is surprising since it is one of the most visible areas and can dramatically change the look and feel of the room.

Archadeck of Charlotte has designed and build thousands of screen porches over the past 24 years and some of the best looks include tongue and groove and even coffered ceilings.

Screen porch by Archadeck of Charlotte with cofered ceiling and can lights

Screen porch with coffered ceiling in Waxhaw, NC

Ceilings are most often designed and built with ply bead material which is plywood based and comes in 4×8 sheets and then trimmed with lattice trim into the porch ceiling.Tongue and groove ceilings eliminate the lattice trim and are a more true beadboard. The cost of the the ply bead is substantially less and is a key driver as to why most people opt for it. The coffered ceiling can drive the cost up anywhere from $1,000 – $1,500 depending on the size and intricacy of the trim detail.To see many more screen porch and covered patio ceilings, go to www.charlotte.archadeck.com

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