Screened-In Porches Provide Five Amazing Advantages

 

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Screened-in porches are the perfect home improvement project for North Carolina homeowners. Our year-round mild weather is something all residents want to enjoy at home. A screen porch is the best of both worlds – inside and outside. A homeowner can enjoy numerous benefits from a screened porch. Best of all, porch design ideas are limitless and fun to consider and implement. Structurally Speaking will design and build the porch of your dreams. We provide unique designs, reasonable pricing, quality project management, and unmatched customer service. Contact us at 919-786-4825 to start your screened porch project.

Benefits of Screened-In Porches

Screened-in porches are immensely popular in North Carolina as they provide numerous benefits to southern homeowners. Without further ado, here are the top five advantages to adding on a screened-in porch:

  1. Adds value
  2. Provides additional space
  3. Ability to enjoy the outdoors no matter the weather
  4. Great space for pets
  5. Numerous ways to utilize the space
  6. No insects can spoil your relaxation

Adds value to your house

When taking on a home improvement project, it is always important to consider if it will add value to your current residence. According to a 2017 study completed by the American Institute of Architects, outdoor living spaces remain the most popular requests homeowners are inquiring about to builders. The study stated outdoor living space addition requests increased for the sixth year in a row.

Outdoor living spaces include screened-in porches, patios, decks, hot tub decks, pergolas, three-season rooms and sunrooms. Adding usable space to a home will always increase a home’s value. A screened-in porch as an outdoor living space addition adds usable space; therefore, it adds value to your home. Structurally Speaking has the experience and skill to design and build all of these additions to your home. Let us discuss the needs of your family and the options available during a free consultation.

More space to play and relax

Adding more space not only increases your home’s value, but gives you and the family more space to spread out. A screened porch will be another area of your home for playing, relaxing, entertaining, or whatever you choose to do in that space.

Enjoy the outdoors no matter the weather forecast

One of the best features of a screen porch is that its occupants will enjoy the outdoors while still being ‘indoors’ enough to not get wet from rain or scorched from direct sunlight. Not only does it keep out the elements, but also pesky bugs will not be able to get through the screen.

Great space for pets

People not only enjoy the porch area, but pets will also love the space. Indoor cats typically do not get to enjoy the outdoors other than an occasionally open window. However, a screened-in porch changes that completely! Dogs will also love feeling the breeze and smelling the fresh air through the screen without being on a leash.

Endless ideas for usage

Of course, the ideas for how to use a screen porch are limitless. Here are a few suggestions on ways to use a screened-in porch:

  • Dining area
  • Parties or entertainment
  • Home office
  • Reading nook
  • Study spot
  • Homeschool room
  • Outdoor-style movie room
  • Playroom
  • Garden or arboretum
  • Outdoor kitchen

No insect worries

You can relax and serve food without worrying about mosquitoes, flies or any other uninvited guests invading your outdoor space! Best of all, no mosquito bites to spoil your fun!

Ideas for Year-Round Screen Porches

Now that you know all the benefits of a screened porch, it is time to start considering must-have additions to ensure you can utilize it year-round. Spring and fall are always the perfect temperatures in North Carolina, so a screen porch is flawless the way it is. However, summertime in the south gets toasty. Therefore, an important and almost necessary addition to a screened in porch is a ceiling fan. Depending on how large the porch is, sometimes you may want to add more than one fan to the ceiling. While winters are mild in North Carolina, it still gets cold. In fact, it is usually too cold to enjoy being outside for long. But, adding an outdoor fireplace is a great way to add warmth on cold evenings on a screened porch. Another option is using outdoor heaters.

Porch Design Ideas

The most enjoyable part of any home addition is the design phase! A screen porch is no different. From furniture to lighting, it is important to consider all aspects in your porch design.

Fabulous Furniture for Relaxing and Entertaining

These are a few ideas for your new porch furniture:

  • All-weather patio furniture – wind, sunlight, and rain gusts will impact the furniture’s life, so you want something that will survive the elements.
  • Porch swings
  • Swinging daybed – perfect for those who want a sleeping porch.
  • Synthetic wicker furniture
  • Sectionals
  • Table & Chairs – great to turn the porch into a dining room option.
  • Hammock
  • Desk – during these days when many of us are working or schooling from home, an extra place to have a work/study area is almost a necessity!

Looking for more furniture and design ideas? Check out these pictures on Houzz for more screened-in porch design ideas. Once you decide which furniture you want, next up is deciding how to arrange it all in this new living space.

Illuminating Lighting for the Entire Porch Area

After determining the design for the porch, it is crucial to decide what type of lighting you want to set the ambiance on your porch. Below are a few popular lighting options for screened-in porches:

  • String bistro lights
  • Small lamps
  • Stand-up lamps
  • Outdoor chandelier
  • Carriage lanterns
  • Candles
  • Ceiling fan lights
  • Outdoor lanterns
  • Wall-mounted task lamps
  • Christmas string lights
  • Sconces

Consider the use of the porch area before deciding on lighting. If it will be a study or home office space, then you will want something that gives off a lot of light. Or, if it is for entertaining you will want fun lighting that sets an exciting atmosphere. Do not be afraid to mix lighting up either. There is no rule that says you can only use one type of lighting while designing your new outdoor living space.

Utilize the Ceiling

Do not forget about the ceiling. There is a centuries-old tradition to paint porch ceilings in a pale blue color. People thought the color scared off ghosts and evil spirits and kept them from entering the home. They thought the blue resembled water that spirts could not cross, or the sky which spirits could easily pass through. Consequently, that is how the color got its name, haint blue, which is an alternate spelling of ‘haunt’ during the early days in southern history.

Other Outdoor Room Choices

There are a few more selections to consider when designing your new screened-in porch. Whether you select a sectional sofa or individual chairs, having a fun or classy pillow is a must-add choice. If your backyard is in view of other houses, then privacy might be a concern. One option to add more privacy would be to add some draperies or awnings over each screen. These also keep too much sunlight from coming through a screen when the porch is in direct sunlight.

Rugs are a great choice to place over decking for comfort, especially if you love being barefoot on your porch. Click here for some great tips on how to choose the right rug for your porch or patio spaces. If you plan to use your new screened-in porch for parties or entertaining then be sure to invest in a nice, outdoor-friendly, bar cart. For those that want to make another kitchen space out of their porch, use this Louisiana house screen porch as an example. They add a grill and counters in a beautiful fashion.

Lastly, a final option to consider is what type of screen door you will add to the screen porch. It is important the door always has some type of hook or lock to keep it closed when not opening or closing the door.

Keeping it Clean

Does the thought of keeping your screened-in porch clean make you cringe? Do not worry, it is not too complex. The biggest thing to keep in mind is to conduct regular cleaning as well as seasonal maintenance. Be sure to read this article with tips and tricks on how to easily keep your porch sparkling.

How Much Does It Cost?

Are you excited about the idea of hiring a porch builder for your new screened-in porch yet? You are probably now wondering how much it costs to build a screen porch. There is no exact cost or answer to this question as it greatly varies depending on many factors and the scope of the project. Here are a few aspects that impact cost when building a screen porch:

  • Decking materials and screen fabric
  • Screen size and quantity
  • Size of the space
  • Length of time the project takes
  • Electrical needs, if adding wiring
  • Adding outdoor grill and/or counter tops

These are only a few factors to consider when pricing a screen porch addition. Our owner, Jim Brennan, provides all potential clients with a free, no-obligation initial consultation to discuss the project and pricing. Call us at 919-786-4825 to request yours and begin planning your dream porch.

Enclosed Patio: Screened-In Porch Versus Sunroom

As you read earlier, there are many types of outdoor spaces to add onto your home. Are you struggling to decide between a screened-in porch or sunroom? Are you not sure which patio enclosure is right for you, your house, or your family?

First, it is important to understand the differences between the two. A screened-in porch is an enclosed porch with screens. Whereas, a sunroom typically has glass and walls which does not put inhabitants in direct contact with the elements. It is, in effect, another room added to your home and has heat and air conditioning.

There are various factors to consider when deciding between the two.

Do you already have an existing deck or patio that you can easily enclose with screens? If yes, this choice could save you money.

Is your budget flexible? Sunrooms tend to cost more to build, so if you have a bigger budget this might be a great option.

Are you wanting to enjoy the breeze and fresh air? Then, a screen porch is the way to go.

Read this article for more questions to ask yourself when deciding between a sunroom and screened-in porch.

Why Structurally Speaking?

Structurally Speaking is committed to designing and building high-quality outdoor living spaces for our Raleigh-area clients. Our owner, Jim Brennan, worked with the largest United States deck and porch builder for over a decade. He proved to be one of their top designers in the Raleigh division. In 2008, he started his own business, Structurally Speaking, to provide Raleigh area homeowners with his unique approach to designing porches and decks. His porch ideas are unique for every project and not a cookie-cutter approach. His designs will complement your home’s style and location.

As a top Raleigh porch builder, we are committed to four major values for every project. Those are:

  1. Customized design
  2. Competitive pricing
  3. Expert project management
  4. Excellent customer service

What else can we do? In addition to building top-quality screened-in porches, we also provide these services as well:

  • Deck
  • Sunroom
  • Pergola
  • 3-Season Porch
  • Hot Tub Deck

Your Call to Action

Picture this… a calming breeze flowing through the screen, happy birds chirping, and a warm cup of coffee in your hand. All of that can be yours if you build a screened-in porch for your house! At Structurally Speaking, our goal is to put you in the screened porch of your dreams. We want you to have a space you absolutely love. Give us a call today at 919-786-4825 or fill out our simple contact form to request your free, no-obligation consultation.

Enclosing A Screened Porch Can Be A Simple Process

enclosing a screened porchDuring the long, cold winter months, you counted the days until spring. However, the warm days also bring the annoyance of bugs, especially mosquitoes. Instead of relaxing in the lounge chair, you’re constantly swatting the insects away. This was not how you envisioned spending your summer. Enclosing a screened porch provides you with freedom from insects and protection against rain showers.

Raleigh, NC ranks #6 on a list for the 20 worst cities in the United States for mosquitoes. While many times a mosquito bite results in an itchy bump, some people are allergic experiencing more severe reactions. Also, mosquitos carry deadly diseases that they can transmit through a bite. Malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, West Nile, and Zika are some common illnesses you can catch from mosquitos. Moreover, mosquito season lasts from April to October, the time most of us like to be outdoors.

Many people turn to citronella candles or insect repellants when spending time outside. However, a study has shown that many repellants simply do not work. Even if you use an effective product, you need to apply it in sufficient concentration to reduce insect attraction. This study also found that citronella candles did not repel mosquitoes at all.

Does this mean you should avoid the outdoors entirely? Of course not! You can enjoy the outdoors by building a screen room onto your home. The screens are a barrier against all insects while allowing fresh air into your room. If you’re looking for a design specialist for your screen room, call the experts at Structurally Speaking. Our owner, Jim Brennan, personally meets with each client. He’ll give you a detailed consultation focused on your function and aesthetic goals. And there’s no obligation with our estimates.

What’s A Homeowner to Do?

When the warm days are beckoning outside, what should we do? Brave the mosquitoes outside or remain inside shut up in our homes? A better solution is to build a screen room. Then you’ll be able to enjoy the outdoors without the threat of insects. Plus, your roofed structure will protect you against sudden summer storms.

Many people love feeling connected to nature. Protected living spaces give homeowners the feeling of outdoors without the inconveniences of bugs and inclement weather. No longer will you have to worry about flies or wasps interrupting your dinner. You’ll be able to enjoy the view outside and pesky mosquitoes won’t be able to reach you.

Do you have an existing patio or deck space? Are you constantly sweeping leaves, grass, and other debris off? A patio enclosure will keep nature’s debris from your outdoor living space. Plus, the overhead roof will protect your furniture from harmful UV rays as well as any bad weather.

Should I Choose A Deck, Screen Room, or Sunroom

When considering your options for extending your living space to the outdoors, you have several choices. Begin by thinking about how you plan on using the additional space. Will you be hosting many outdoor parties? Do you want an additional dining area or family room?

Primarily, your budget is always your first consideration when considering any home improvement project. Knowing how much you can spend will determine the scope of your project. For example, a deck is much cheaper to build than a 3-season room. And a screen room is less expensive than a sunroom.

However, you need to balance your budget against your needs. How do you plan on using the additional space? If you plan on entertaining, you’ll want tables and seating with space to maneuver around. You may even want a screened-in area for protection against insects and bad weather. And if you plan on using the room throughout the year, you’ll want a sunroom.

The Differences Between Each Structure

So, which structure will be best for your needs? Each one is slightly different with varying price levels. Structurally Speaking can help you create, and design a deck, screen room, or sunroom perfect for your needs and budget. Let’s take a look at the basics of each construction.

Decks are generally elevated structures attached to a house. They can be different levels, sizes, and shapes. Typically, builders construct decks from pressure-treated wood, hardwoods, or composite wood. Most decks don’t have roofs to provide shade and protection from the elements.

A screen room is a roofed structure attached to your home. You can build an entirely new structure or build an enclosure around a porch or a patio. Screen panels keep insects and debris out while letting fresh air in. However, you can’t use this type of enclosed structure once the weather turns chillier.

Sunrooms can give be either 3- or 4-season rooms, depending on the windows, insulation, and heating system. Builders construct 3-season rooms with glass windows. Glass provides added protection against the cold for longer use. However, 3-season rooms usually have single-pane windows without insulation or a heating system. Thus, you can’t use your room during the coldest winter months.

Contractors build 4-season sunrooms with double-pane energy-efficient windows and insulation. With insulation, the homeowner can heat and cool the room. This allows for year-round usage.

Options to Consider for Your Screen Room

Once you’ve decided on the structure you want, you can think about extra options. These are amenities you can add to make your space more usable, inviting, and comfortable. When your room is more welcoming, you’ll use it more often.

Ceiling fans are always are an appreciated addition to increase air circulation. Choose a fan with a light fixture and you can use your room after the sun goes down. A fireplace can make a chilly outdoor room warm and cozy allowing you to use it late into fall. While the addition of a television will make your room seem more of an extension of your home.

Some homeowners dislike the barrier screens’ presence. Thus, retractable screens give you the choice of removing the screens. Available in both manual and motorized options, your screens can retract to open your room up to the outdoors. With protected inside casing, UV rays, dirt, and the weather can’t harm your screens. Thus, your screens will last longer.

Glass windows are another option that will turn your screen room into a sunroom. Bow, bay, casement, and sliding windows are among the most popular types of windows for sunrooms. Moreover, you may want glass with a low E-coating that reflects heat energy to keep your room cooler.

Which Is the Best Screen Material for My Porch Enclosure?

If you choose to enclose your patio, you’ll have to decide on what kind of screens to use. Today’s screens are available in several different materials. Bronze, stainless steel, aluminum, and fiberglass all make excellent screens. So, which is the best screen material for my needs? It all comes down to your budget.

Generally, bronze and stainless steel are the more expensive options. These premium metals offer more elegance and are suitable for maintaining the architectural integrity of classic homes. Both are strong, durable, and resist corrosion.

Fiberglass is the most popular screen choice for most homeowners due to its low cost. It offers good visibility due to less glare from sunlight. Plus, fiberglass screens come in a wide range of colors so you can match the exterior of your home.

Some homeowners prefer an aluminum screen due to its durability. On average, aluminum screens last 30-40% longer than fiberglass. However, your choice of colors is much more limited. Typically, aluminum screens are only available in black, charcoal, and silver.

Undecided about which screen is best for your project? Let us review your ideas and budget to suggest your best option. Since 2008, Structurally Speaking has been helping homeowners build the enclosed structure of their dreams. We have designed all of these home enhancement structures and will guide you to the unique solution for your home and lifestyle. You can view some of the projects we’ve constructed in the greater Raleigh Durham area here.

What Will A Screen Porch or 3-Season Room Cost?

Like many home improvement projects, your cost depends on several variables. The size, materials, and scope of the project have a direct effect on the price. Rather than trying to figure out costs on your own, it’s better to talk to a professional. At Structurally Speaking, Jim Brennan will personally evaluate your home to give you the addition you need.

Certain factors always drive up costs. A larger project with more square footage will be more expensive than a smaller plan. Likewise, the materials you choose have a big influence on price. We’ve already talked about the different screens you can choose from. But there’s also flooring choice and added accessories such as a ceiling fan. Decorative touches too can raise the price.

Finally, the scope of the project needs consideration. Do you already have an open porch that you want to enclose with a screen? Perhaps you have an unused patio with an existing roof that requires an enclosure? Or do you want to install glass windows in your screened porch for a seasonal room?

Trying to figure out the price of your project can be quite daunting. An easy way is to give us a call for a free no-obligation estimate. After consulting with you on your needs, budget, and design ideas, we present you with a proposal. We will present one that meets your needs and stays within your budget.

A Porch Enclosure Will Increase the Value of Your Home

Most likely, the reason you’re thinking of enclosing your existing porch is for your own use and enjoyment. You want additional outdoor living space without the annoyances of nature. Increasing the value of your home is an added benefit.

On average, the return on your investment for enclosing your porch is 70-75%. A screen room is a nice added feature that can make your home stand out from others. Many prospective buyers actively seek out a home with a patio, sunroom or porch enclosure. Most likely, you probably aren’t thinking about selling your home any time soon; however, it’s still reassuring to know you can recoup most of your costs at some point. It’s a great investment, since you and your family can enjoy the improvement for many years and then receive a good return in the future!

Are You Thinking About Enclosing a Screened Porch on Your Home?

The insects, especially mosquitoes, can be severe during the summer months. Instead of hiding in your house the entire time, call Structurally Speaking. Enclosing a screened porch can offer protection against insects, while giving you additional living space.

Hiring the right contractor for your project can eliminate much of the stress that goes along with it. At Structurally Speaking, we know all the local building codes and take care of all the permits. When you use a local, fully-insured and licensed contractor, you know that you will receive the best customer service and an outstanding result. We want you to recommend us to your family and friends! All you need to do is to decide on the design you like best.

We plan and build decks, screened porches, 3-season rooms, sunrooms, hot tub decks, and pergolas. Serving the greater Raleigh-Durham area, our personal touch is what sets us apart from other contractors. So, call us today at 919-786-4825. Or, if you prefer, tell us a bit about your upcoming project online. Either way, we’ll contact you for your free no-obligation estimate. The warm months pass by too quickly. Let us build a structure to give you greater enjoyment of the outside.

The Best Deck Builders Near Me Are at Structurally Speaking

deck builders near meNorth Carolina weather is tough to beat. It is only really cold for a few weeks out of the year. The rest of the time, the outdoors is the place to be. Of course, it’s great to enjoy the weather on the golf course or at a park. But that only accounts for a small part of the day. Why not enjoy this weather as much as possible? A custom deck is the ideal way to make the most of this natural wonder. But how do you know who to trust? Quite simply, you should trust the industry leader. Structurally Speaking offers the best deck builders near me in the Triangle and beyond. Each of their contractors is highly skilled in every step of the process. From design to installation, they offer unmatched service. Plus, they emphasize customer service. While other companies may take your money and run, their experts are dependable. They will design and build the deck of your dreams. Best of all, they’re only satisfied when you’re satisfied. So, check out how they can build the deck of your dreams below.

The Best Deck Builders Near Me

Spending quality time outdoors is more than just a nice way to pass the time. It is the best way to relieve stress and commune with nature. People who spend time outdoors are generally more relaxed and satisfied. And in the Raleigh-Durham area, there’s no shortage of things to enjoy. Beautiful flowers bloom and renew the landscape in Spring. Summer is the perfect time for cookouts, game nights, and much more perfect for a deck setting. And in fall, what can be better than enjoying crisp air and watch falling leaves?

In order to fully appreciate all the joy a deck can provide, you need to have the right deck. And that means having it built by the area experts. Structurally Speaking offers the highest quality deck services in the state. Bar none, they are the absolute best deck builders near me and beyond. That’s because they don’t just specialize in one or two aspects of the process. While some competitors focus on design or installation, Structurally Speaking does it all.

Not sure what options might be best for your home? Let their experts show you all the options that are available. Perhaps a real wood deck is what you’ve always dreamed of. Or, maybe, you’d prefer the convenience, ease, and durability of a composite deck. In any case, they have done it before and can let you know what your choices are. And if you know exactly what you want, that’s okay, too. Their experts can bring your exact vision to life using only the finest materials and techniques. So, no matter what stage you’re at, the experts at Structurally Speaking can help. Plus, you can check out their gallery for inspiration or to see what they’ve done for other clients.

Minimize Stress, Maximize Excitement

Adding a deck to a home can be a stressful experience. Any home addition can be. Altering your biggest investment is inherently stressful. That’s why the experts at Structurally Speaking try to make the entire process as stress-free as possible. They have built a simple, three-step process designed to minimize stress and maximize enjoyment. After all, you are going to end up with a beautiful deck, so why not enjoy the process?

A Process That Puts Customers First

Structurally Speaking’s minimal-stress, three-step process includes:

  1. Initial Consultation—it all starts with a free, no-obligation consultation with owner Jim Brennan. He insists on personally meeting with clients to demonstrate how important each and every customer is. During this meeting, Jim works to understand what type of deck or porch you’d like for your home. Through a series of questions and examples, they work to discover your specific functional and aesthetic goals. Structurally Speaking then takes extensive photographs and measurements, along with a physical survey of the area. Of course, they also discuss your budget to ensure that both parties are on the same page. Once these initial details are finalized, they schedule a second meeting, which focuses on design.
  2. Design Presentation—this important step reviews the goals laid out in the first meeting. Structurally Speaking’s experts will present a number of design recommendations customized for your home. This gives you the ability to choose which you like best. The presentation includes scaled drawing showing all elevations and viewpoints. So, you get a very accurate idea of what the project will look like.
  3. Project Construction—only once all details are finalized and you’re excited does construction begin. And this is the part of the process that Structurally Speaking aims to make as stress-free as possible. From the time they arrive to the time they leave, they are thorough, respectful, and attentive. They minimize intrusion so your family can carry on with its normal, everyday life. Plus, they can help with documents, permits, and other documents required by homeowner associations.

Experts in Home Construction

Structurally Speaking prides itself on being the area expert. As such, they are experts in decks, sunrooms, porches and much more:

  • Screened Porch—want the benefit of the outdoors without the bugs or other pests? A screened porch is the answer! Turn that unused space into a screened porch and enjoy the best of both worlds.
  • 3 Season Porch—love the outdoors but also the convenience of modern life? A 3 Season porch lets you enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of nature without the bugs or weather. Escape into the shade or watch TV while also enjoying nature.
  • Sunroom—sunrooms add tremendous value to your home. Make your home stand out by adding square footage and a functional space. Enjoy the comfort of the indoors while having a full view of the surrounding natural beauty!
  • Custom deck—choose from a wide variety of materials and features. Let them custom-design and build the deck of your dreams. Your family will love the outdoor living space. And it adds value to your home!
  • Hot Tub Deck—they can change the way you view hot tubs. Transform an eyesore into a luxurious portal to relaxation! 
  • Pergola—protect yourself from the sun while also beautifying your home. Our pergolas can give you extra garden space and spruce up your yard.

Revitalize Your Old Deck

But what if your home already has a deck, but it isn’t ideal for what your family wants or needs? Maybe it’s much smaller than it needs to be to be truly useful. Or, maybe it is old and splintered and can’t be enjoyed properly. In any case, Structurally Speaking can help. They are more than just experts at designing and building new decks. They are also experts in revitalizing or replacing old decks.

Structurally Speaking specializes in redesign and reconstruction, also. An old deck with the following needs immediate attention:

  • Discoloration—this problem can cause extremely unsightly decks for your home. But discoloration is also a sign of deeper problems, like rot or unhealthy wood.
  • Mold or mildew—bacteria that causes mold or mildew can be very dangerous. It creates a very slick surface that can cause falls. But mold can also damage the board through the release of toxins.
  • Rot—rotted wood can be extremely dangerous. In many instances, the rot is unseen and is only discovered after it is too late.
  • Split wood—decks are ideal for bare feet and playtime. But split wood can easily lead to splinters, which can cause significant damage.
  • Separation of nails—old decks can have loose boards and separated nails. They can then stick out and be extremely hazardous as people walk or sit on the deck.

So, if your deck has any of these, give the experts at Structurally Speaking a call. Decks that haven’t been built or maintained properly can be more than just eyesores. They can be downright dangerous and traps for injury for your family or guests.

Go for the Ultimate in Luxury

So, how do you know what size and type of deck are right for your home? Turn to the experts, of course! They have the experience and the expertise to help guide you in each decision. Wondering how big a deck should be if you plan to do a lot of entertaining? They can help you pick the right size for your yard and for your plans. Every project is designed to complement your existing property and add value to your investment.

Or, maybe you want an extra level of luxury for your family. Nothing says luxury quite like a hot tub deck from Structurally Speaking. These hot tubs are your gateway to a world of relaxation and tranquility. Imagine being able to melt away the stress of the day in the comfort of your own deck. Forget about work, nosy neighbors, and recharge as often as you’d like.

Best of all, a hot tub deck from Structurally Speaking is more than just a relaxing luxury. Hot tub decks can also provide a big return on investment. In fact, decks provide an average of 76% return on investment. Not to mention the significant health benefits hot tubs can provide. That makes a hot tub deck the perfect choice for many Triangle families.

Call the Best Deck Builders Near Me for Financing Options

In today’s economic climate, not everyone has the savings to tackle a project like this. But waiting until savings are in hand can mean missing out on precious outdoor time with family. Luckily, Structurally Speaking can help! They have worked with many customers on financing options for a new deck or porch. After all, financing is a great way to own a car or home, so why not an addition to your home? Just give them a call or fill out their contact form to ask what options are available. They have years of experience helping other customers. So, they can help you find the right option for you. Moreover, you can go ahead and start enjoying your deck in no time!

The Triangle-Area Experts

Of course, what works for one area of the country doesn’t always translate to another. That’s why it’s so important to work with a contractor familiar with the area in which you live. And when it comes to the Triangle, no one knows the area better than Structurally Speaking. Jim Brennan started the company in 2008 after achieving recognition for unique structure design and quality construction. Structurally Speaking has helped many local customers with decks and porches. They have many satisfied customers in Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Apex, Hillsborough, Carrboro, Holly Springs, and beyond.

That’s because they have built a strong and well-earned reputation for more than a decade. Some competitors may focus on upselling you and pushing their own stock designs. But Structurally Speaking wants you to have the custom deck that’s right for you. That’s why they focus on the customer, from design all the way through installation. After all, you’re going to enjoy your deck for years to come. Therefore, the process of building the deck should be fun and exciting, not stressful! Check out their many highly-rated reviews to see how they’ve helped other local customers.

Then, give them a call today at 919-786-4825 to see how they can build the deck of your dreams!

Enclosed Porch Ideas from the Triangle’s Improvement Expert

enclosed porch ideasHave you ever thought about adding living space to your home? Maybe you want the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors with your family. Perhaps you want to add some square footage and increase the value of your home. No matter what the case may be, Structurally Speaking can deliver the patio, deck, or porch of your dreams. Choose from the materials you like for the ceiling and floor or let them recommend some choices. They can present numerous enclosed porch ideas so you can choose what’s right for you. Best of all, they are committed to quality and customer satisfaction. Then, your family can enjoy this new addition for years to come. Check out what makes them an expert below.

Enclosed Porch Ideas

It can be daunting to think about all the different options for porches. After all, extra living space should be used for what your family enjoys. That’s why Structurally Speaking has built a simplified process for customers. During this process, they can present enclosed porch ideas from which you can choose. Want to take a look at what they’ve done for other customers? Check out their gallery for porches and decks they’ve built for previous customers.

They can design everything from the ceiling to the floor exactly how you want it. Have specific materials in mind? Or maybe you don’t know where to begin? Don’t worry, their friendly experts can help every step of the way. They have built it all.

Does your family love spending evenings in the backyard? Looking for a better way to enjoy the outdoors? A 3-season porch from Structurally Speaking lets you enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of nature without the inconveniences. Escape into the shade or watch a movie while also watching nature. Check out some of the 3-season porches they’ve built for other customers here.

Or, maybe a screened porch is more your family’s style. Enjoy everything the outdoors has to offer—except the pests! A screened porch can keep bugs and other debris from ruining your time. Check out just a few of the screened porches they’ve built for other customers.

Interested? Start with a Free Quote

Pricing for porches can vary wildly, depending on size, materials, and features. After all, what’s right for one family might be totally wrong for another. The experts at Structurally Speaking will advise on what size might work best for your yard. And, as the area experts, there’s nothing too big or too small for them to handle. There isn’t a size, style, or feature that their team can’t handle. Of course, this can make it difficult for homeowners to plan for an addition. But, don’t worry. Structurally Speaking offers free, no-obligation quotes so you can have a better idea of costs. Make sure you have all the information before you make a decision. Just fill out their contact form and they will be in touch.

The Triangle-Area Experts

Adding an enclosed porch is no small investment. So, why trust just anyone? Go with the Triangle-area experts. They have many satisfied customers in Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, and beyond. Over a decade ago, Jim Brennan started the company after earning a stellar reputation in the area. His designs and construction were gaining popularity and he wanted to build a team that shared his goals. With an emphasis on an individual approach and excellent quality and service, he built that team at Structurally Speaking. Their list of satisfied clients continues to grow. Of course, it’s because they combine expert craftsmanship with a commitment to customer satisfaction. Just check out the many highly-rated reviews customers have left them.

They won’t stop until everything from the ceiling to the floor is exactly how you want. Plus, adding extra living space significantly increases the value of your home. It’s an investment that pays for itself.

So, give the friendly experts at Structurally Speaking a call today at 919-786-4825.

The Best Decking Contractors Near Me in the Triangle

What can be better than enjoying the outdoors and North Carolina’s beautiful weather? Going to the park or taking a hike is a great way to enjoy it. However, crowds, bugs, and other factors can limit the enjoyment. So why not enjoy it from the comfort of your own home? Structurally Speaking is the Triangle’s expert in decks, sunrooms, porches, and more. Therefore, if you’re looking for the best decking contractors near me look no further. The experts at Structurally Speaking can help design and build the deck of your dreams. Remember that a deck will add a lot to the value of your home, should you want to sell in the future. You will get an excellent return on your investment, but you get to enjoy it every day right now. Check out what makes them the area expert below.

The Best Decking Contractors Near Me

Finding the best decking contractors near me can be a challenge. After all, how do you know who you can trust?  Since 2008, the experts at Structurally Speaking have helped Triad-area residents with decks, porches, sunrooms, and more. They proudly serve Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, Wake Forest, Apex, Hillsborough, Carrboro, Holly Springs, Garner, and the surrounding areas.

They offer a wide variety of customization options so your deck will be as unique as you are. Choose from the following options:

  • Composite, stainless and aluminum railing & systems
  • Deck redesigns
  • Planters
  • Pergolas
  • Screened-in porches
  • Hot tubs
  • Benches
  • Framing
  • Stairs
  • Extensions
  • & much more

Of course, different materials have different costs and durability. Composite and pressure-treated hardwoods offer the longest life. Composite materials require very little maintenance – pressure washing is all you need to do for many years. But don’t worry. Their experts will help you understand the benefits and durability of each type. That way, you can get exactly what you’re looking for.

The Best Time of Year

Some people may assume that a deck can only be enjoyed in the summer. Those people probably aren’t familiar with the design capabilities of Structurally Speaking. The experts at Structurally Speaking offer many options that are perfect for enjoying year-round. Check out just a few of the options they offer:

  • Custom Decks—a deck is a perfect way to add valuable living space for your family. These decks are an extension of your home. As such, they can be used for extra entertaining space, more dining areas, play space for the kids or anything else you desire. It also lets you enjoy the views of your yard while relaxing close to the house…easy access to bring food in or out!
  • Three-Season Decks—a three-season deck is sometimes known as a screened porch or sunroom. It offers the benefits of the outdoors and the comfort of the indoors. It is perfect for most of the year, save for the coldest winter months. Let this be the gathering place for your family.
  • Hot Tub Decks—a hot tub deck is the ultimate in home luxury. Hot tub decks offer comfort and relaxation as well as hydrotherapy. Enjoy the health benefits of a hot tub while letting your stresses melt away. Plus, they can help pay for themselves, with an average of 76% return on investment.

An Unmatched Service Experience

Unfortunately, home improvement projects can often be so stressful that they are hardly worth it. But, that’s not the case when dealing with Structurally Speaking. They believe these projects should be fun and enjoyable. Let their exports work to give your home the addition you want without the stress caused by other contractors.

It all starts with the design phase. During a free, no-obligation consultation, they will work to understand exactly what you envision. They focus on discovering the functional and aesthetic goals you’re looking for. After this step, they offer a design presentation so you can see exactly how the project will look before it’s built.

It’s no wonder they have so many satisfied Triangle area customers. Founded in 2008, they have helped local customers with their fence and deck needs. Jim Brennan started the company after achieving a reputation for designing and building quality decks and sunrooms in the Raleigh area. He oversees every project and ensures that everyone involved is focused on creating exactly what the customer needs and wants. Every customer and every project are unique and deserve a custom result. Check out the many highly-rated reviews from their customers.

So, give them a call today at 919-786-4825 for more information!