The beauty of working with Archadeck of Austin is that you need not spend a fortune to upgrade and improve functionality in your outdoor living spaces.
Here’s living proof.
Project designer, Jim Schallon, carefully listened to the homeowners when they said how they were hoping he and his outdoor building team could add more comfort, usability, and functionality to their existing backyard patio.
The first issue to address was the wind. Sometimes it was so strong that the family had to head back indoors when it was in full force. Cushions and décor items would be blown all over the place. And that is not luxurious, peaceful outdoor living by any stretch of the imagination.
How To Tame Strong Winds And Lessen Them To Gentle Breezes
Enclosing the three large open areas of the patio adjacent to the rear of the home with a dependably hefty and strong solar 60% shade screen. Not only does it deflect strong rays of the sun, but its denser fabric and tighter weave block the wind beautifully, achieving the primary objective.
While we were there, the family also requested that we add an extension to the patio they already had to accommodate an open-air grilling space at the far end – where an occasional burst of wind actually adds to the grilling experience – without negatively impacting family members and guests in the newly screened-in patio.
This patio extension also now serves as a sun deck for catching some rays when the family wishes to sunbathe. It is easily accessible from the screened patio via a screen door. And from the backyard lawn, it is a mere two-step ascent.
The floor of this patio extension was beautifully crafted with an overlay on the entire space in a decorative concrete finish. We used a lime coat process in a running bond design that allowed us to match the flooring that was inside the home.
To heighten the aesthetic flow of the newly expanded outdoor living space, this also allows the homeowners to open their existing bi-fold doors to the new screened area and use both the interior and exterior living space simultaneously.
Better Building By Design Is Our Promise
From start to finish, you can be certain you’ve entrusted your outdoor living space project to a company that conducts business with professionalism, exhibits integrity, has respect in the community, is committed to high-quality standards, offers a written warranty, and has a history of satisfied clients.
And since we are locally owned and operated here in the greater Austin, TX, area, we make it easy to see examples of our work nearby and talk to other homeowners who’ve chosen to build with Archadeck. You never have to worry that you’re working with a contractor who doesn’t meet state and local licensing requirements or isn’t insured or bonded. Our commitment to detail, excellence, and trustworthiness speak for itself.
As an Archadeck client, you can expect to be treated to the highest level of service. Archadeck of Austin is proud to share with you our acclaimed points of difference:
• Knowledge of local building codes and terrain
• Professional-quality building standards
• Professional codes of conduct and values
• Insurance and warranty protection
• National praise from peers, suppliers, and social media
• A long history of satisfied clients
We Invite You To Chat With Us About Creating A Better Outdoor Living Experience For You And Your Family
It is our pleasure to offer you a personalized design consultation – at no charge or obligation whatsoever. To schedule yours, just click here.
These North Austin homeowners wanted a shaded outdoor space, protection from rain and protection from pesky insects. They also wanted an open patio to enjoy when the temperature is comfortable outdoors and bugs are not biting. Archadeck of Austin combined these features in a budget-friendly screened room and patio project – with retractable screens.
Aluminum Roof Adds Shade and Keeps Rain Away
To build the porch cover, we installed cedar posts and beams and added a roof made of Structall structural insulated panels covered with aluminum. This type of roof is simpler and less involved than our typical porch cover with rafters and roofing shingles. It accomplishes the purpose of providing a covered space with shade, making the area cooler. Shade is always a precious commodity around here! In addition to giving shade, the roof gives the homeowners protection from rain, allowing them to enjoy the sights and sounds of rain without getting wet. To divert water from the screened enclosure, we added gutters.
Screened Enclosure Keeps Bugs Out
Within the porch framework of beams and posts, we installed a retractable screened enclosure system. The specific screening system we used for this project is from Genius Retractable Screens. These screens roll up into a protective housing, which means when the screens are not in use, they are tucked out of the way. When the clients want to enjoy shade outdoors and don’t need protection from insects, their screened porch can easily become an open porch.
The homeowners requested a railing around the border of the screened enclosure even though railings are not required here since the patio is at grade. We built the railing with cedar to match the posts. We also stained all of the cedar – railing, posts and beams – with a redwood stain.
Enjoy Patio and Hardscapes When Temperatures are Right – Especially at Night
The homeowners selected beautiful natural flagstone in a mix of colors for their patio surface. Along the edge of the patio opposite the screened room, we built stone seating walls and incorporated patio lighting in the hardscapes. For the perfect finishing touch, the clients added overhead string lighting around the patio. Magical!
Contact Archadeck of Austin today to schedule your free design consultation and make your outdoors magical, too!