Hire a Screened Porch Contractor for a Unique Summer Bedroom

screened porch contractorDo you like spending as much time as possible outside during the spring and summer months? With the help of a screened porch contractor like the Structurally Speaking team, you can enjoy a beautiful indoor/outdoor living space. We can even design and build a custom sleeping porch for you. This is a beautiful option to enjoy those hot summer nights we have here in North Carolina.

What is a Sleeping Porch?

The sleeping porch is not a new concept. In fact, this is one of the most popular ways southerners used to cool off before air conditioning became readily available. A sleeping porch, like the name implies, is an enclosed porch set up as a bedroom. During the hottest months of summer, families would sleep in this room, which allows breezes to easily move through the space. You can read more about the history of sleeping porches here.

Screened porch bedrooms are most effective when they are at the corner of your house or when they run the entire length of your house, with screens on three sides. This allows you to take advantage of crosswinds to stay cool. You can place a sleeping porch on the bottom story of your house, like a traditional screened porch. However, we can also enclose a balcony or a second-level porch for this purpose.

We serve the entire North Carolina Triad, including Durham, Cary, Raleigh, and more. We’d love to speak to you about creating the perfect screened porch for your home.

Modern Screened Porch Bedroom Ideas

Modern screened porch bedrooms can serve multiple purposes instead of being just another bedroom in your home. Here are a few ideas you can use to get the most out of this space:

  • Instead of setting up the porch with a normal bed, consider a couch with a pull-out bed or a few day beds. This allows you to use the room as a living space when you aren’t sleeping.
  • Add tall plants to help give the space a cozy feel and offer a bit of privacy.
  • Use overhead fans to keep the breeze moving. Whether you are using your new porch as a sleeping porch or not, we can install fans to help you stay cool.

We can also create a combination enclosed porch and deck for a true indoor/outdoor experience. Our team designs the outdoor living space that is right for you, based on your family’s needs. So, whether you want a full balcony sleeping porch overlooking a large deck with hot tub and pergolas, or something simpler, we’re ready to work with you.

Screened Porch Contractor FAQs

If you’d like to add an enclosed porch to your home, here’s what you need to know about working with a screened porch contractor:

How much does it cost to screen in a porch?

The cost of your porch will depend on the exact options you choose. Bigger porches usually cost more, but we can help you stay within your budget by using certain materials and choosing specific features carefully. That’s why our process is so important. We’ll sit down with you to discuss exactly what you want, and we’ll make sure to stick to the budget you set. You won’t get an inflated surprise bill at the end of the project.

When choosing a screened porch contractor, what should you ask?

First, we recommend checking out the contractor’s past work. You can read our customer reviews here, as well as check out our online portfolio of previous projects.

Additionally, we recommend making sure your contractor has the appropriate licenses and insurance.┬áInsurance is especially important, because it protects you if a worker gets hurt on the job or if there is damage to your property or a neighbor’s property. Of course, we hope these things never happen, but it is important to be prepared just in case. Most homeowners don’t realize that they are on the hook for medical and repair costs if they work with a contractor that doesn’t have insurance. Yes, Structurally Speaking is fully insured, so you can rest easy if you work with our team.

Here are more questions to ask your contractor before you start a porch or deck project.

Do you enclose existing porches or build screened porches from scratch?

We do both. If you have a current porch or deck, we can talk about options for enclosing it. We can also build a new enclosed porch or deck from scratch. In addition, we can talk to you about sunroom options if you want an enclosed indoor/outdoor space that you can use during more months of the year.

Does Structurally Speaking handle the entire building process?

Yes! We take pride in providing great customer service, and that includes overseeing the entire project from start to finish. Some companies simply design porches, but then hire a subcontractor to complete the work. Unfortunately, this means that your new porch design might not come to life the way you envisioned and the project timeline can get off track. When you work with our team, we’re there for every step of the way. This helps ensure that you get the exact screened porch you want, while sticking to the timeline.

Are you ready to learn more about what we have to offer? We would love to speak with you about your enclosed porch needs. Fill out the form here or give us a call at 919-786-4925 to set up your free no-obligation design consultation.