In our long list of the most common questions, how much does a screen porch cost is right up there!
The answer depends on many factors. The biggest factors are size, materials, and accessory items. Many people ask us for a price per square foot. The answer is not that simple. They often follow up that question with something like, “does that include lighting? Does that include shades?, Does that include mounting a TV?” Do you catch my drift here?
Let’s start with the basics as this is somewhat of a process. A shed roof is a roof line that simply slopes from your house out down away from the house and is the least expensive to build. If you have an existing patio or deck, most of the time if they are in good shape, they can be used as the “flooring” for the screen porch. If not, a patio or deck would need to be constructed to hold the roof structure and provide an area to live on. If you include roof shingles, gutter, ceiling, screening, paint and stain, installing a ceiling fan (labor only and usually the consumer buys the fan), put in a flood light and an outlet….you could be looking at an average of $15,000 – 30,000 depending on size and material selection. This price can go higher if you include different and more expensive building materials and accessories!
On the higher end of the screen porch pricing, you may want to integrate an outdoor fireplace, have “skirting” around the perimeter if it’s an elevated porch, create a dry space under the porch, install speakers, a TV, recessed lighting, tongue and groove ceiling, and even an outdoor kitchen with a vent hood inside the porch? Now you are pushing the price from $40,000 to even $100,000 depending on size and so forth.
This blog is meant to educate you on the possibilities and how they drive the cost of the project. For a more exact estimate, go to charlotte.archadeck.com and sign up for a free consultation.