A screened-in porch provides Charlotte homeowners with all the benefits of a deck while also offering shade and protection from the elements. Our team can help you design a screened-in porch for your home while also making sure that the porch is constructed to your exact specifications. Before the project begins, we’ll meet with you to discuss your options and go over the expected project costs.
One of the best aspects of screened-in porches is that they can be heavily customized to suit your needs.
Retractable screens are oftentimes motorized. These screens allow you to pull the screen up and down simply by pressing a button. A retractable screen also eliminates the need for a separate door.
You can obtain fully enclosed windows for your screened-in porch if you want to continue using your porch even during the cold seasons. The main benefit of this option is that your porch can function as a living space throughout most of the year. Total project costs for a screened-in porch that includes three-season windows are around $5,000-$30,000.
You can expect a screened-in porch to cost anywhere from $5-10 per square foot, which takes materials and labor into account. If you need to have an entirely new porch constructed, your costs could increase to around $25-$120 per square foot. Some of the factors that may influence the cost of the project include the size of the porch, the materials that are used, and the types of features you want to add.
The building process for a screened-in porch is somewhat lengthy depending on the extent of your project. All projects begin with a consultation.
We’ll meet with you before work begins to discuss your options and to help you design a screened-in porch that matches your preferences.
Demolition & Electrical Work
If you have an existing deck that needs to be demolished, our team will tear down the structure and dispose of the leftover materials. In the event that your project requires electrical work, the electrical rough-in will occur at this stage, which prepares the screened-in porch for any future electrical connections.
Framing & Roofing
The roof and framing will be added at this stage of the process, which is necessary before your selected screen can be installed.
Painting & Screen Installation
Painting usually occurs before the screen is installed but isn’t needed for every project. Once this work has been finished, we’ll install your preferred screen as well as a finished lattice or ceiling if your project calls for it.
Building and electrical inspections must occur to ensure that the final project meets the local building code.
If you want to expand the functionality of your home and provide your family with additional space for relaxation and entertainment, now may be a great time to have a screened-in porch installed. You could choose to install a screened-in porch if:
There are an array of benefits that you’ll receive after installing a screened-in porch. These benefits mainly include:
Our screened-in porch services are turn-key, allowing us to place the construction and design aspects of a project in the same contract. You’ll benefit from less paperwork and a more efficient project timeline.
We strive to provide customers with a stress-free experience during every stage of the development process, which we believe ensures customer satisfaction.
Faster Project Delivery
At Portico, we are able to meet any set deadline by working efficiently and never wasting time.
Reduced Construction Costs
During our years in business, Portico has developed close relationships with top subcontractors and vendors in the industry, which allows you to benefit from reduced construction costs.
What is the best flooring material for a screened-in porch?
Carpet and hardwood flooring are the two most popular materials for a screened-in porch.
How long does a screened-in porch installation take?
You can expect your screened-in porch to be built and installed in 3-5 weeks.
Can I add a fireplace to my screened-in porch?
A fireplace can be added to a screened-in porch at any time. However, it’s highly recommended that the fireplace be included in the original construction for the best fit.
What type of screen holds up best against the elements?
Premium metals like stainless steel and copper hold up best against the elements. However, a fiberglass mesh screen can also be long-lasting.