Screened Porch & Deck Combinations

The Benefits of Screened Porch and Deck Combinations

A Screened porch + A deck = the perfect pair!

There is no doubt about it. Screened porches are some of the most functional outdoor living spaces imaginable. At Archadeck of Central SC, we have custom-designed and built porches for just about any outdoor living purpose one could think of. From a purely practical perspective, our clients first choose to build screened porches for enjoying the outdoors while keeping bugs and Mother Nature at bay. What most soon realize is that a new screened porch quickly becomes a stylish retreat and great space for entertaining. The best way to make a screened porch even more functional is to add a deck to create a screened porch and deck combination.


Columbia screened porch and deck combinations


Screened porches with decks make a great deal of sense for a few reasons. First, many homeowners wish to have at least a small deck connected to their screened porch so they have the option for open-air enjoyment. While the purpose of having a screened porch is for protection, we recommend having a space that’s uncovered as well. Sometimes it’s just nice to take in sunshine or stargaze on a deck.

What are some other great uses for screened porches and decks?


Adding a deck to your screened porch will give you the perfect spot for grilling. This is especially great if you are using your screened porch for outdoor dining. Having the grill deck attached to and right outside your porch is ideal for food prep and service. Many clients who choose to include a grill deck also leave enough space for dining on the deck.

Having a spa deck in addition to a screened porch is also a very popular idea. If you are considering adding a spa to your outdoor living design, Archadeck of Central SC will design the perfect deck for your needs, right outside your protected porch space. Just another way to get the best of both outdoor living worlds.


If you have a fenced yard for your pets, and you are considering an outdoor living design they will enjoy, a deck and screened porch is a great solution. Building a deck outside the porch and including a pet door will allow your dog or cat to travel outdoors to catch a sunny nap on the deck. The deck will keep them off the ground, where they might pick up dirt and debris or even encounter ticks.


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What about screened porches on decks and under decks?

Have you been looking at your existing deck, wondering how you might get better use of it? This is a common outdoor living conundrum when it comes to decks. Many homeowners in our area wish they had at least a covered porch in addition to their deck. Harsh summer sun often renders open decks and patios unusable. Archadeck of Central SC can improve your deck living by turning it into screened porch living. We can turn your underused deck into an incredibly useable screened porch. Are you wondering if it’s possible to build screened porches on decks? Yes, it is! If you are considering transforming your deck into a screened porch, give Archadeck of Central SC a call to discuss your options.

Screened porch with upper deck – what?


When it comes to building an upper-story deck onto a home, many homeowners wonder if (and how) they can use the space beneath the deck. We often see finished patios extending from the areas beneath decks, and while those are great, consider screening in that under-deck space for ultimate function. If you have a second-story deck and have thought about ways to extend your use of the ground level space, a screened porch is the ticket. These days, upper decks are built with waterproof under-decking systems to keep the spaces below dry by redirecting rainwater.

Archadeck of Central SC can take that already-dry space to the next level by screening it in. A screened in porch with an upper deck is a thoughtful solution, especially since insects are usually worse at the ground level.

Screened porches and decks go hand-in-hand!


It’s not that you can’t have one without the other, but why should you have to? Call on Archadeck of Central SC to discuss your new custom outdoor living design. Allow us to show you all the benefits of having a screened porch and deck outdoor living combination. Your design doesn’t have to be large-scale to make a big impact. We can create an outdoor living design perfectly suited to your home and outdoor living style. Whether you plan to use your new screened porch and deck for a personal space of relaxation, or to hold social gatherings, we’ve got you covered.

Get in touch with Archadeck of Central SC today to discuss your new screened porch and deck combination! You can reach us by phone at (803) 603 – 2160 or via email at [email protected]

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