Screened Porches

Let air in.
Keep bugs out!

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Our Approach to Your
New Screened 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 screened 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 customized 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 screened 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.

Extend the Enjoyment of Your Home with a New Screened Porch

Are you thinking that your family could really benefit from the comfort and enjoyment of a nice screened porch? Maybe you have some unused or under-utilized areas around your home that you want to improve. Perhaps you need some extra space to extend your family’s much-used game room or den. Possibly you long for a way to enjoy the outdoors without having to battle Mother Nature to do it. Whatever your motivation, Structurally Speaking can work with you to design and build a personalized screened porch that will answer your family’s needs.

Benefits of a Screened Porch

Life in North Carolina is certainly blessed by a moderate climate for most of the year. But our hot, humid summers create the need for protection from insects, heat and sudden violent weather. A screened porch will liberate your family from chemical bug sprays to control insect bites; it will offer welcome shade from damaging sun and uncomfortable heat, and it will provide protected space to enjoy your environment without having to be enclosed in the house during pop-up storms.

A screened porch serves as an extension of your home’s usable space, whether you use it primarily for a relaxing escape with a good book and soft music or for entertaining friends. No matter what the weather is, there will be a safe play space for the children while you work in another room; your porch will add to your family’s overall enjoyment of the living space.

Screened Porch Designs

  • As a simple extension of your family room or den, a screened porch would help alleviate crowding in your family’s most-used
    space. Imagine just a few extra square feet available for working puzzles or playing games or storing toys.
  • As a whole new room, complete with lighting and ceiling fan, a screened porch would add a relaxation and entertainment area to your home’s footprint. It’s easy to envision extra needed space to set up a bar or buffet for entertaining friends, to have a comfy chair for listening to music or reading a good book, or just to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet of nature.
  • A screened porch that leads to an adjoining open deck or patio for sunning and grilling would extend your family’s options for outdoor enjoyment. Family gatherings, weekend get-togethers or neighborhood cook-outs could take on a whole new level of satisfaction with options for sitting in screened comfort or basking in the sun, so that everyone is comfortable.

Whether it’s a simple ground-level extension, an elevated room addition, or a two-story porch-and-deck with stairs, your screened porch will be designed to suit your individual family’s lifestyle. Design details and trim options can blend the porch addition seamlessly into your home’s existing architecture or add a little pizzazz to your outdoor area.

Structurally Speaking is available to homeowners in Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Apex, Hillsborough, Carrboro, Holly Springs, Garner, and other surrounding areas. Contact our specialists to begin your next home 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