3 Season Porches

Enjoy the outdoors more days of the year.

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Enjoy Beautiful Days on a 3-Season Porch

three season porchAlthough we have digital technology to accommodate many of our needs, some of our most cherished memories relate to enjoying the outdoors in North Carolina. Who doesn’t appreciate the beginning of springtime? We see flowers come into bloom and, in fact, all of nature seems to come alive. Spring is the time of picnics and beautiful gardening. Then comes summer, the season for frolicking in the sun or enjoying a backyard barbecue with family and friends. For those who prefer cooler weather, fall can be the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors. Crisp, multi-colored leaves create some of the most beautiful scenes to behold.

Now imagine enjoying spring, summer, and fall from the comfort of a 3-season porch!

What is a 3-Season Porch?

A 3-season porch is a type of screened porch. Also referred to as a “screened-in porch,” or “sleeping porch.” These covered porches have screened openings rather than windows. A 3-season porch protects you from troublesome bugs as well as rough weather. Having a screened porch means enjoying the best of the outdoors-reliving and creating seasonal memories-without exposure to the rough side of Mother Nature. A 3-season porch, therefore, protects you and your family from the elements. Because screened porches are built under a roof, they also provide shade from the scolding sun on hot summer days in North Carolina.

Our Approach to Your
New 3-Season Porch

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Initial Meeting

We will meet with you and your family to better understand your needs, expectations, and budget. We ask questions and really listen to learn how you plan to enjoy your 3-season porch. This is a free, no-obligation consultation to guarantee that we understand your practical use and appearance objectives so we can take your project to a successful conclusion.

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Thorough Planning

We are passionate about our work. In addition, we take the information gathered during pre-planning and create a custom design that works with the existing structure of your home and accommodates the activities your family wants and needs. Lastly, we will present fully-detailed options and make recommendations to help guide you through the decision-making process.

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Project Management

Our professional staff will supervise all work to ensure that you receive quality workmanship and guarantee total satisfaction with your 3-season porch. We will expedite all building permits, and assist in making presentations to satisfy homeowners’ association regulations. We are serious about being respectful and protective of your family and your property and about keeping your project from interfering with day-to-day activities as much as possible.

Features of a Three-Season Porch

Our professionals at Structurally Speaking specialize in designing and creating any home’s custom three-season porch! We understand that your home is a sanctuary. Therefore, any addition should reflect your family’s style as well as accommodate your daily needs. That’s why our carpenters only strive for the finest craftsmanship when constructing your three-season porch. In fact, for every project, we choose only the best materials for our clients. We also pay attention to even the smallest design details when undertaking any residential project within our North Carolina territory.

When it comes to design, there are many features available for a three-season porch. We can unify your porch with the rest of your home by installing design details such as quality flooring and recessed lighting. One of the most important features is ceiling fans. Ceiling fans further ensure your comfort during the warmer months of the year. Depending on the size of the porch, our carpenters can install even more luxurious amenities like an outdoor television or fireplace. Of course, at Structurally Speaking we always keep safety in mind. However, a three-season porch offers flexible installation features because we will not need to excavate the foundation or install a heating system. Also, if you would really enjoy the fall ambiance, you may also accommodate a space heater to promote longer use throughout the year. Come to us with big ideas and our designers can let you know what’s possible for your home within your budget. We will work with you every step of the way to create the custom porch of your dreams!

Benefits of a 3-Season Porch

Your 3-season porch can pay off in more than aesthetic value. Structurally Speaking will design and construct a new porch that increases the monetary value of your home and offers a fun space in which to create new memories. Benefits of installing a new porch include:

  • Home Value: Screened porches are strong selling points to real estate agents and potential buyers. In most instances, money spent on the installation of a screened porch is recovered upon selling the home.
  • A Comfortable Family Space: Screened porches can be a place to relax or play safely with your kids on rainy days.
  • More Room for Entertaining: If you like to host guests, a screened porch can be an ideal location. You can make room for billiards, ping pong tables, and more fun group activities.

Experience more of the outdoors! Structurally Speaking is your source for decks, screened porches, 3-season porches, sunrooms, and more in Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Apex, Hillsborough, Carrboro, Holly Springs, Garner and other surrounding areas. Contact our designers to get started on your dream project today!

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Customer Thoughts

“We could not be more pleased. Jim Brennan has a gift for design, and Structurally Speaking’s crew did an excellent job of turning our vision into a reality. Their attention to detail and their overall workmanship was wonderful.

Mike Rosenthal

“I wanted to commend your team on the progress they have made. I got home late last night, and I was amazed at the progress that was made on our new deck. I was equally amazed at how much it looks like the actual diagram that we discussed!!! Awesome job!!!”

Brister Gowdy

“The deck is sooooooooooooo pretty at night with the lighting. We will really enjoy sitting on the deck this summer.”

Becky Rainey

“Deck looks great. Thanks for your work and design. I think we will enjoy this set up for years to come, it really preserves the view from the dining room window and opens up to the back yard on the upper end.”

Brian Fork

“Every design suggestion you made worked out perfectly! The size…the placement of the exit door…the little deck…and, of course, the new cedar siding on the house wall! The only piece that is a null for me is the place for my invisible grill! I hope your other customers enjoy their structures as much as I enjoy mine.”

Trudi Kappel

“Jim and the crew of Structurally Speaking were fantastic. Jim’s ideas for the design worked much better than the ones we had in mind. The work was done quickly and professionally. Our porch looks amazing and our family (especially our kids) spend most of their time there.”

Ofri Leitner

We are getting ready to add a pool to the backyard and the other day we had a landscape architect looking at the site for some design ideas.  As he stood and looked at it and turned to look back at the porch, he said: “That room looks absolutely fantastic. You must spend a ton of time out there.”

He could not believe it when I told him that it was not original to the house. (As an added side note, we had an actual architect out a few months ago to look at an addition proposal in back and he said the same thing. The interesting side note on that one was that by pure coincidence, he happened to be from the very firm that originally designed the house!)


“Structurally Speaking added a custom screened-in porch for our home. We had a wonderful experience with Structurally Speaking and use our screened-in porch all the time!! Jim has a great eye for design and included touches that make the space unique and extremely usable. He always responded promptly and dealt incredibly fairly when discussing details and costs. His crew was efficient and detail oriented. I asked him a ton of questions along the way and he was always responsive, candid, and kind. We highly recommend Structurally Speaking as a fantastic option for high-quality design and function!!”

S. McIIain

“Very happy with the results of our new deck and porch replacing our old deck which was destroyed by a fallen tree. Want to say that communication about the details from design to estimate to implementation was fantastic. Jim Brennan(and his staff) took the time to answer all our questions before, during, and after the project was completed. Would recommend Structurally Speaking to anyone wanting a new deck and or porch.”

T. Jacobs