Converting an existing deck into a beautiful, enclosed screened porch can add value to your home and give your family hours of extra outdoor enjoyment, free from the bugs, sun and weather. While most decks can be converted into a screen porch without relocating the supporting structure, there are a few considerations to investigate. You’ll want to make sure the screened porch design is consistent with the rest of your home, particularly the roof line, so that your new porch doesn’t appear to be an afterthought that doesn’t match your home’s architecture. There are structural considerations as well, since adding a roof will significantly increase the weight of your deck structure.
Convert a Deck to a Screened Porch in Maryland
When converting your deck to a screened porch, the most important decision you can make is choosing a company you can trust. Homeowners in Howard County, Baltimore County, and Harford County, including Towson, Columbia, Essex, White Marsh, and Bel Air trust Freedom Fence and Deck to transform their decks into beautiful screened porches that are built to last. With our Angie’s List Super Service Award, an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB), and ZERO complaints with the Maryland Home Improvement Commission (MHIC), our reputation for quality speaks for itself. Freedom Fence and Deck is a veteran-founded and veteran-operated company that proudly offers military discounts on screened porch conversions, along with senior citizen and multi-project discounts.
Can Your Deck Be Converted Into Screened Porch?
There are a number of factors to be considered when determining if you can convert your existing deck into a screened porch. Will the roof of your new screened porch attach to the wall or the roof of your home? Are there any vents, windows, or electric lines that may obstruct construction of the roof? What about the shape of your roof? A common gable may look best with the existing structure, but a shed-style roof may be necessary, depending on how close the house roof is to the ceiling of the porch.
The support structure may require new footings and/or framing underneath to accommodate the added weight of the roof. Is their adequate space underneath your deck to install new footings or framing? What about material? Do you want to match your new screened porch to the existing deck material, or simply match the design? When you convert a deck to a screened porch with Freedom Fence and Deck, our expert representatives will walk you through the entire process and let you know about any anticipated difficulties in making the conversion.