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Screened in decks offer a ‘halfway house’ — a transition room — linking your home’s indoor living space to its outdoor living space with ease, comfort and style.

Screened in Decks, Designed and Built by Archadeck

Screened In Decks by Archadeck

Other benefits of a screened in deck include:

  • increased privacy
  • protection from rain and sun
  • bug buffer
  • and a delightful, sheltered nook that can be used much of the year

Regarding design, a reliable and reputable contractor will plan a customized screen deck based largely on a specific home’s existing layout and the size of the backyard.

Screened Deck Designs, Built by Archadeck

Screened Decks by Archadeck

Generally speaking however, there are two different options for screened decks.

The first way, most appropriate for a large and wide backyard, is to screen in a portion of the deck, itself.

The second way, most appropriate for smaller yards or sloping lots, is to screen in an area underneath the deck.

The custom design details for this type of outdoor screened structure and the materials used for building, bring endless possibilities for the space. Read the rest of this entry »

Screened Porch and Deck in St. Louis West County by Archadeck

Screened Porch and Deck in St. Louis West County by Archadeck

Outdoor rooms such as a screened porch, are an attractive and economical alternative to an entire room addition for a home.

A screened porch — as a stand-alone screen room or in combination with a deck or patio — adds useful and valued space to your existing house, cost-effectively.

With contemporary design features, newfangled building products and smart building techniques, a screened porch will become an ‘outdoor family room’ for your entire clan to enjoy.

And your neighbors and friends will ‘dig’ your new outdoor ‘digs’.  (Get it?)  It’s fun and buzz-worthy stuff! Read the rest of this entry »

Raised Deck with Screened Porch by Archadeck

Raised Deck with Screened Porch by Archadeck

Ahhh…. a screened porch.  The perfect spot for napping, lounging, reading, dining, entertaining… being.

A screened in porch equals relaxation… a sheltered outdoor living space perfect for enjoying your backyard with shade, protection from wind, bugs, sun and rain.

Add electrical outlets and lighting and your screened porch truly becomes and outdoor ‘room’, day or night.

In today’s St. Louis market, screened porches, screen rooms, and screened enclosures — alone or in combination with a deck —  add dollar value and attractive curb-appeal as a home addition.  And over the years, contemporary screen porch plans have evolved with state-of-the-art designs, building products and accessories. Read the rest of this entry »

Outdoor Living Spaces by Archadeck, St. Louis and St. Charles Mo

Outdoor Living Spaces by Archadeck – Pergola for Outdoor Dining area, St. Louis Mo

Archadeck of West County and St. Charles County in St. Louis, Missouri helps homeowners make improvements to their home’s outdoor living space with upgrades, remodeling or expansion.

And today, many homeowners are adding outdoor living structures such as a new deck, pergola, porch, screen enclosure or gazebo to their list of home improvements in order to increase their home’s value.

When determining a home’s value, an appraiser looks at factors such as lot size and square footage, age of the home, number of rooms, type, condition and quality of the home as well as comparable value of homes nearby.

Home improvements that add livable space, of any kind, increase the value of your home.  And adding to or improving your home’s outdoor living space is an affordable way to increase your home’s value.

St. Louis Decks by Archadeck

Scenic Outdoor Living Space in St. Louis and St. Charles area by Archadeck

Research shows that up to 81% of a deck’s cost can be recouped, even if the home is sold within a year of adding the new deck.

And if you don’t have a yard that’s conducive to adding a deck, a pergola, patio enclosure, or screened porch are solid choices for improving your home’s character, living space and market value as well.

An established contractor, such as Archadeck, can help you choose the perfect outdoor structure for you and your family — from planning, to design, to construction.  We’ll be with you every step of the way. Read the rest of this entry »

St. Louis Decks, Screened Enclosures by Archadeck

St. Louis Deck with Screened Enclosure, Wildwood area, by Archadeck

The Greater St. Louis area is, by and large, a river city.

And with rivers such as the Mississippi and Missouri, our area topography is characterized by bluffs and slopes… which (believer it or not!) leads me to the topic of two-story and multi level decks.

Multilevel or two-story decks are a fabulous way to build beautiful outdoor living spaces.

These types of decks blend with the lay-of-the-land when a backyard has either a gentle slope or a steep drop-off… because of those bluffs and slopes caused by rivers.  (The whole ‘river thing’ makes sense now, right?)

  • Two Story Deck:  A two-story deck addition will accommodate multiple activity areas into separate outdoor spaces.  These structures will maximize scenic views and connect a home’s levels to one another, from the inside – out. Read the rest of this entry »
Vinyl Deck with Curved Rails by Archadeck, St. Louis and St. Charles Mo

Vinyl Deck with Curved Rails by Archadeck, St. Louis and St. Charles Mo

For decades, Archadeck has been a leading deck designer and deck builder serving Greater St. Louis including St. Louis County, West County, St. Charles, St. Charles County and parts of Illinois.

Over the years, we’ve built all types of outdoor structures including decks, porches, pergolas, screen rooms, under deck enclosures, pool and spa decking… and more.

From small to tall, conventional to uncommon, classic to contemporary, basic to intricate — and everything in between — we can help.

But in the meantime, here are some tips to get you thinking about design, materials, and accessories for your own project. Read the rest of this entry »

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