Decks, Screened-in Porches by Archadeck

Screened-in Porch with Hip Roof and Attached Deck, by Archadeck

The image of a screened porch stirs an image of a happy, relaxing place to enjoy the outdoors with shelter from heat, sun, rain and insects.

A screened porch is often the best place of all to read or nap in privacy … entertain or dine with family and friends.  Add lighting, and a screened porch brings outdoor living into the night.

For these reasons, St. Louis is filled with self-proclaimed screened porch lovers.

In St. Louis, screened porches have also gained popularity by adding value and curb appeal as home additions.

When flanked by a deck, a screened porch becomes an extension of other outdoor living spaces too.  New low maintenance products and creative design ideas  have added to their appeal.

Important considerations for designing a screened porch include:

Screen Rooms, Outdoor Rooms by Archadeck

Screen Room on a Deck by Archadeck, detached from house

Appropriate size to accommodate people and furniture.

Building materials and colors to complement the original home.  The screened porch should intermix with other structures and should never appear as an ‘afterthought’.

Choose an appropriate roof style and ceiling finish for your home and personal preference.

Consider door placement to maximize traffic flow from home to porch to deck or backyard.

Include a quality ceiling fan for air movement and extra lighting.

Choose weatherproof flooring for easy maintenance.

Decks, Screened in Porches by Archadeck

Deck and Screened-in Porch with Kneewall Rails, by Archadeck

Archadeck will guide you through the decision-making process, step by step, to ensure your screened porch project will be effortless and worry free, start to finish.

Visit our photo galleries to see beautiful decks, screened porches and other outdoor living spaces throughout Greater St. Louis including St. Charles and parts of Illinois.

Or schedule a no cost, onsite estimate for your outdoor living project by calling us, 636-227-0800 or going to the homepage of our website,, to submit an online inquiry form.

(If you live outside of the St. Louis area, go to to find other offices, nationwide.)

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Sources:  Archadeck Outdoor Living, Beautiful Backyard Blog