Great screen porch designs!

What makes for a great screen porch design?

It starts with the roof line!

Screen Porch by Archadeck of Charlotte with outdoor fireplace and pergola

Screen Porch by Archadeck of Charlotte with outdoor fireplace and pergola

 

Notice how the architecture fits the architecture detail and color of the house and trim.

Designing the outdoor space to the appropriate scale of the house for both looks and function is the next important consideration

 

Charlotte outdoor living trex island mist deck

Make sure the furniture that you plan on placing inside the porch will fit!

Next is material usage. Utilizing materials that will hold up given the climate conditions and wear and tear makes for a good part of the design consideration.

Gable Roof Screen Porch with Custom Fireplace

 

For the most comprehensive screen porch design ideas, go to archadeckofcharlotte.com

 

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How much does a screen porch cost?

When researching screen porch pricing, you will need the following information in order to get a more accurate idea of pricing:

  1. What will the roof style be (gable, shed, hip, flat)?
  2. How and where does the porch need to be tied into the house or will it be free-standing?
  3. What are the ideal dimensions or square footage that you are looking to have built?
  4. What are the materials that you are desiring to use?
  5. How about electrical requirements (ceiling fan, outlets, lights, etc….)
  6. What finishing touches do you want (paint/stain)?
  7. What is the height from grade?

If you can approximate this information, you can save a lot of time obtaining quotes!

To see wonderful screen porch designs, visit our Charlotte screened porch photo gallery.

Gable Roof Screen Porch with Custom Fireplace

 

Difficult roof connection for a screen porch?

EZE Breeze screen porch with a difficult roof connection built by Archadeck of Charlotte

EZE Breeze screen porch with a difficult roof connection built by Archadeck of Charlotte

Have you been told by a contractor, friend, or neighbor that you cannot build the screen porch or covered patio you want because it’s a difficult roof connection?

We often are told by our homeowner prospects that they were informed that they could not build a certain roof line as they had been informed that it could not be done. Before you give up on your dream, you should call Archadeck of Charlotte as we have been designing and building difficult roof lines for over 27 years! Our expertise is understanding the structural characteristics, the building code requirements, and the desired architectural aesthetic look when it is finished.

A large covered patio in Waxhaw, NC designed and built by Archadeck

A large covered patio in Waxhaw, NC designed and built by Archadeck

The considerations include where your windows are located both above and below. What obstacles are there such as vents, pipes, etc… Where your doors are located can also affect this decision. The roof by also require a cricket, which is a secondary roof designed to keep water from sitting in an valleys that are formed from the new roof connecting to the house wall or existing roof. We have a rather large photo gallery at http://www.charlotte.archadeck.com where you can visualize a roof tie in that may look like what you desire!