Screened Porches

Screened Porches, Raleigh, NC The appealing thought of relaxing on the porch and enjoying a couple of beers can carry you through a stressful day at work. More often than not, however, you’ll find your porch riddled with bugs and yourself battling mosquitoes instead of relaxing. Porches are great but they don’t always offer you complete protection from the insects, especially in the evening. The best way to counter this problem is to invest in porch enclosures.

Most of Setting Sun Patios & Decks’ clients realize the need to cover their porches. Our clients in Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Garner and Apex usually prefer the more economical option of screens to sunrooms. In fact, we’re seeing a number of clients adding screens to their porches in Chapel Hill, Durham, Morrisville, Knightdale and Clayton.

The Practicality Screened Porches

A screened porch might look like a sunroom, conservatory or solarium, but it isn’t any of those. A screened porch is open air; the screens are netted and this allows outside air to come in. They keep the bugs and insects out and allow you to enjoy the natural breeze and weather. If you want a shaded area in your home, this design would work well for you.

You have a solid roof over your head and floorings as well, only the walls are made of screens. You have an the option of building a retractable screen porch. The structure is generally an extension of your home and should be similar in design. Construction of the roof and installing the flooring requires a bit of expense but generally, a screened porch is more affordable than the other available options available.

What Does Your Screened Porch Need?

Screened Porches, Raleigh, NC Unfortunately, screened porches don’t always fit into the design of your home. They fit best with Craftsmen or similarly styled homes. If you have a modern, contemporary-style home, the porch would need to be designed carefully and with keen attention to detail so that it doesn’t clash with the styling of your home.

When we design such porches, we ensure that there’s consistency throughout the structure. The roof tiles are of the same design as your house; the trimming utilized doesn’t clash with the exterior look of the structure. We make sure to install outdoor flooring on your porch so that it can withstand the elements. It’s recommended that you use the same flooring material for the walkways and pathways too.

Screened Porch Designs

Only when the design is cohesive, does the porch look great and enhance the overall appeal of your home. Within the porch, you can install fans, lights and even a fireplace. The screens offer very little insulation properties and you may not be able to use these spaces on cold days. However, they add an interesting and somewhat old-world charm to your home.

Installing a screened porch requires a specialized skill set, and it's not a task that just anyone can tackle. Hiring a professional with the right experience and knowledge is crucial to ensure the job is done correctly. A screened porch adds value to your property, provides a comfortable outdoor living space, and keeps unwanted bugs and pests away.

Our team has the expertise to create a beautiful and functional screened porch that meets your needs and specifications. From the initial design to the final installation, the Setting Sun Patios and Decks will ensure that your new screened porch exceeds your expectations and enhances your outdoor living experience.

Our Screened Porch Installation Process

We follow a set process in our deck installations, and this is how it goes:

  • Consultation - We start with a consultation to determine the client's needs, preferences, and budget. During this consultation, we discuss the location, size, style, and materials of the screened porch.
  • Site visit - The team will visit the site to assess the existing structure, the terrain, the surrounding landscape, and any obstacles or challenges.
  • Design - we create a customized design plan that reflects the client's preferences, budget, local building codes, and regulations.
  • 3D visualization - we use 3D visualization software to create a virtual model of the screened porch, allowing the client to see how it will look and feel before construction begins.
  • Material selection - we guide the client in selecting suitable materials for their screened porch, considering durability, maintenance, aesthetics, and budget. We also offer eco-friendly options and advice on energy efficiency.
  • Permitting - we obtain all necessary permits and approvals from local authorities, ensuring compliance with building codes and regulations.
  • Foundation - we prepare the foundation of the screened porch, which may involve excavating, grading, and pouring concrete or laying a base of pavers or stone.
  • Framing - we construct the screened porch frame using high-quality lumber or metal, ensuring a sturdy and durable structure.
  • Roofing - we install a weather-resistant roof that protects the porch from rain, wind, and sun. We offer a variety of roofing materials, including asphalt shingles, metal panels, and polycarbonate sheets.
  • Screening - we install high-quality screening material that provides excellent visibility and ventilation while keeping insects and debris out. We offer a range of screen options, including fiberglass, aluminum, and pet-resistant screens.
  • Finishing touches - We add finishing touches to the screened porch, such as lighting, fans, heating, and electrical outlets. We also clean up the site and ensure everything is properly working.
  • Final Inspection - Once we have completed the installation, our team will conduct a walkthrough with you so you can check the deck and give us your approval for the finished product.

If you have any questions or if you wish to get an estimate for installing screened porches, call Setting Sun Patios & Decks at 919-272-0050. You can also get in touch with us by filling out this contact us form. We’ll get back to you.