Are you trying to decide between a screened porch or a deck? Here are some considerations.

Kansas City screened porch

Kansas City screened porch

Roofed enclosures are one of the biggest items we sell. There are advantages to both open decks and patios as well as roofed enclosures. But, often there are just simply more advantages to roofed enclosures because there are more lifestyle objectives than can be met with a roofed enclosure. For example, relaxing on a deck is a great way to enjoy your yard and the sun and watch the kids play. But, it’s only ideal in ideal weather. Once it rains, or the sun is too strong, or the bugs come out in full force, the deck won’t be your ideal living area all hours of the day. Don’t get me wrong. We sell a whole lot of decks and they are a great outdoor living space, It depends on how much outdoor living time you are looking for and what protection you desire from the elements.

Screened porch design Overland Park KS

Screened porch design Overland Park KS

We have a job we’re just finishing up now in Overland Park, KS. These homeowners had a deck exposed to lots of sun facing southwest, They wanted protection from bugs, and they wanted to be able to eat outside without the bugs. They also wanted shade for deck and for some hot windows to house. They wanted some privacy because they back up to the lake and the street and they also wanted weather protection.

Screened porch with stained ACQ treated lumber in Overland Park KS

Finished! Screened porch with stained ACQ treated lumber in Overland Park KS

We replaced their old deck with a new screened porch. We bumped out their old deck space several feet giving their new screened porch a very comfortable size – 17 x 21. The owners wanted a wood structure that they could paint. They are using lots of stains and colors. We look forward to posting the finished picture. The porch is built using ACQ treated pine. On the exterior we used a low-maintenance smart trim which is rot resistant.

ACQ porch Overland Park KS

Here's another picture of the finished screened porch in Overland Park

“Not only were we impressed by the workmanship of our new screened porch we were extra impressed by the construction crew. Thomas and Alex showed up every morning at 7:30 sharp and stayed until 5:00 until the project was complete. The worksite was cleaned and lumber restacked everyday before they went home. Steve Folsom was in constant communication during the project to made sure all details were to our satisfaction. The roofers, gutter installers and electrician were also helpful and easy to work with. We are very proud of our porch and it seems to be the point of interest in the neighborhood. Thank you Archadeck.

John and Penny”

For screened porches, we use a woven fiberglass material. We found years ago that screen porch conditions are tough because we are one of the 10 windiest cities in the country so we use one of the strongest screens available on the market. Here is a recent email we received from one of our customers which will show how strong the screens are.

Hi Steve, I just want to let you know that are porch screen made it thru the hail storm just fine. My window screens were destroyed. My roof have a lot of damaged also. I had several people out to look at the roof and they are all amazed the screen in the porch survived.

Chuck

Call or email us to talk about adding a screened porch as a room or with a deck.

(913) 851 – 3325

kansascity@archadeck.net

or visit our website to enjoy many pictures of our work from all around the Kansas City market.