Are you looking for a backyard experience without the rain, bugs and dangers caused by the sun?A screened porch is the perfect solution. Enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells without the bugs, rain, and too much sun.
A lot of our customers look for our guidance on the type of screen porch roof and where to attach a new porch to their home. Consulting an experienced builder is the key to success in this area. Your existing home’s structure will often dictate where we can tie in and what type of roof will work best for your project. Existing roof lines, dormers, windows, existing skylights, bump out areas such as bay windows and many other factors are considered.
The three most common roof styles are gable, hip and shed. It is not always necessary to make your screened porch roof an exact match to the style of your existing home. Often different roof styles can be combined to complement one another. Shed roofs are usually not as complex as a gable or hip roof, and are the least expensive to build.
- A hip roof has 3 or more sides that all slope downward from a common point
- A gable roof is the most popular. It looks like a triangle with two sides sloping down from a center line
- A shed roof is a flat roof that slopes in one direction from the home
This Arlington screened porch has a shed roof which unifies the modern lines of the existing home. It also features a unique spiral staircase.
This lovely screen porch features a hip roof.
A side wall connection and gable style roof adds to the charm of this screened porch.
Making the right connection
The next determination is where to attach the screened porch to your existing home. This can be achieved through a roof tie in or a sidewall connection. Indeed in most situations a roof-tie in connection is more expensive than a sidewall connection. Roof tie-in connections require greater experience and expertise to make the connection structurally sound and water tight. It is important to make sure your contractor is or employes a roofing specialist when hiring them to attach a structure to your home.
This screen porch was built with a gable roof and also includes crickets. Crickets are used to tie one roof line cohesively into another and also aid in diverting water away from the roof.
This sidewall connection includes a cantilever which aids in the support of the 2nd story overhang and deflects the weight from the roof tie-in, to the structural framing of the porch.
Because this home has a flat roof we used a shed roof with a roof connection.
This roof connection also connects to the wall on the other side.
Archadeck of Columbus is a national company. Our engineers design all the structural details of how each project is to be built whereas a lot of companies let the carpenters make the decision. In the field is where theory turns to practicality and having the right contractor can ensure the integrity of your new porch and your existing home. The goal is to have a cohesive design that looks original to your home. A successful project ends with a quality structure that harmonizes with all the elements of your home and landscape.
Contact Archadeck of Columbus to learn more about our custom screen porch designs and quality construction standards. Call us for a free consultation today (740) 879 – 3730
See more screened porches that were built with originality and expert craftsmanship at their core by visiting our screened porch gallery located on our website.