Longer Days Call For a Relaxing Outdoor Living Space

Pressure-Treated Screened Porch Inside View

Enjoy the extra hour of sunshine in your open and airy screened porch!

As you know, Daylight Savings Time (DST) began this past weekend. After the mad rush to set all the clocks, timers and gadgets is over, having that additional hour of sunshine is a luxury if you enjoy spending time outdoors. A crucial element in making the most out of the time spent outdoors comes from the functionality and beauty only an outdoor living space addition can provide. Archadeck of Central Maryland wants you to know if you are “on the fence” about moving ahead with your outdoor living space aspirations, now is the time to act. Longer days indicate spring is right around the corner, and with that in mind, the rush to have a new project designed and built has already begun!

Naturally, many people think of building outdoor projects in the late spring and summer when the weather is nice and they want to get outside, but sometimes it can be challenging to hire a quality contractor during this time. Backlogs begin to lengthen as warmer weather arrives. Moving ahead with your outdoor design will secure a spot on our schedule and ensure your space is ready to enjoy this spring and summer. We are Central Marylands’s premier designer and builder for upscale outdoor living structures. From low-maintenance decks,  airy open porches and even versatile 4-season porches and sunrooms — If you envision it we can design it!

Montgomery County MD upscale deck builder

Prime Buyers Report top 10 deck builder in Montgomery County MDOur experience in building the outdoor dreams of homeowners in Howard and Montgomery County is evident. According to The Prime Buyer’s Report Archadeck of Central Maryland is listed as one of the top 10 deck contractors in Montgomery County, MD. Those bearing The Prime Buyer’s Report TOP 10 symbol are the deck builders verified by independent research to have met any State licensing requirements for ability and safety, carry liability insurance as protection for you the customer, who use only employees legal to work in the U.S., and for whom our staff has called previous customers to verify high satisfaction with them for new decks in Montgomery County, MD.

John Barrett Archadeck of MarylandOur professional and talented staff members are experts at helping homeowners, like you, get the most out of the time you spend outdoor with an outdoor structure custom-built by Archadeck of Central MD. Contact us today to learn more at (301) 926 – 3001 or via email at central-maryland.archadeck.com.

 

 

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Thinking of spring? With six more weeks of winter your running out of time to enjoy your new space in time for spring!

Punxsutawney-Phil-Did you hear the official report from Punxsutawney Phil? If you want to know if spring is going to arrive early, Phil’s your “man”. Direct from his burrow on Gobbler’s Knob, in front of thousands of faithful followers from all over the world furry Phil saw his shadow and announced we can expect be six more weeks of winter. This is great news for Central Maryland homeowners, because this allows plenty of time to get your custom outdoor living space planned and on schedule for the coming spring!

Having a “go to” or reputable source for important things gives you confidence in your endeavors. Just like Punxsutawney Phil is the “go to” for seasonal predictions, Archadeck of Central Maryland is your “go to”  for the best in outdoor living space design and construction. We are the area’s premier builder for sunrooms, porches, patios, decks and outdoor living combination spaces in Howard County, Montgomery County and the surrounding area.

Custom screen porch sunroom builder Rockville

See the custom details that were added to this custom screened porch.

Our goal is to design a space for you, and your family and the way you live. We achieve this by meeting with you, the homeowner, to talk about the kinds of functions you want your outdoor structure to facilitate. With a clear understanding of your needs, wants and style choices, we then use our insight, experience and knowledge to translate this information into a custom designed outdoor living space which is an expression of you. This ideal outdoor structure is built to blend seamlessly with your home and landscape as an extension of your living area to be enjoyed every day, not just for special events.

Porch with Cedar Ceiling and Stone FireplaceNow is the time to begin planning and creating your ideal outdoor living space to ensure you are ready to enjoy your home and its surroundings to the fullest this spring. Perhaps you have an existing screened porch you would like to convert to a more versatile sunroom, or maybe you’ve decided this is the year to upgrade that plain vanilla concrete patio that came with your home to a custom designed hardscape with an integrated fire pit. How about a new outdoor living area that combines the beauty and function of both of these structures to extend your outdoor living enjoyment and give you more choices when utilizing this space? The options available in our custom combination space designs are as endless as your imagination. Every Archadeck of Central Maryland  design is one-of-a-kind and custom-made for you.

Another view of this stunning outdoor space by Archadeck of MarylandJust like all contractors are not the same, not all outdoor structures are created equal. Just because you have an outdoor structure doesn’t mean you have an outdoor living space. An outdoor living space is a custom designed multifunction place where you can be yourself when you entertain and relax outdoors or simply go to enjoy the beauty of all Mother Nature has to offer. In addition, designing these outdoor living areas to bring all the comforts of indoors outside, makes these spaces the most utilized portion of any home. For more than 13 years we have helped hundreds of homeowners in the central Maryland area enjoy the outdoors more by building versatile structures and outdoor living space combinations of the highest quality; it’s what we do best.

With 6 more weeks of winter, there’s plenty of time to transform your backyard into the custom designed outdoor living environment of your dreams. Our passion is your happiness. We can help design an outdoor structure that is the right “fit” for you and your family and make it effortless from beginning to end.

John Barrett Archadeck of MarylandCall us for a free design consultation today at (301) 926 – 3001 or via email at centralmaryland@archadeck.net act now, spots are filling fast!

Are the winds of change taking over your outdoor living space expectations?

Winds of Change

Are the winds of change taking over your outdoor living space expectations?

As we change, so do our wants and needs. For instance, in the 90s when searching for homes, most buyers just “had to have” a master bath that included a garden tub and a separate enclosed shower. Today we often see those same homeowners upgrading to the larger all glass, enclosed walk-in shower mostly because they offer easier accessibility for everyone. Archadeck of Central Maryland and Montgomery County, over the years, has seen the same sort of thing happen with many homeowners’ outdoor living space needs. Similarly, where a large open deck previously served your entertaining needs well for the kids’ birthday parties when they were younger or a backyard barbecue, now your outdoor living needs may be different. Perhaps your children are all grown up and out on their own or maybe you no longer need an open space, but prefer a covered space which provides protection from the elements and insects. With these changing needs in mind, converting your deck into a screened porch, or even your existing screened porch into an outdoor room (such as a 4-season room, or sunroom)  may be the perfect solution and we can help.

  • Screened Porch with Massaranduba DeckDeck-to-screened porch conversion: Your spacious deck provides an area for outdoor dining, relaxation and entertaining, so choosing to convert that deck into a screened porch simply upgrades that area for the same activities, but without the hassle of pesky insects or the dangers associated with the sun. As an added benefit, during times of inclement weather, a screened porch allows you to continue the fun on your protected porch. Just think about the last time a sudden spring shower dampened your outdoor event on your deck, ultimately driving you all back into the house just in time for the rain to stop. Now imagine that same event continuing while that quick shower comes and goes, without your outdoor party missing a beat because your outdoor living space is now covered and protected!
  • Three season room with cedar ceiling and slate floor

    Three season room with cedar ceiling and slate floor.

    Screened porch-to-sunroom conversion: Your existing screened porch protects your outdoor events, but if you completely enclose that same space with glass windows and add a heating and/or air conditioning source, you will extend the livable area of your home as well as have an excellent space for entertaining.  When you get down to the logistics of it, a sunroom, or interior room addition is like having a screened porch with walls and windows which can be used year-round after all!

Just as we have done for many other homeowners in the Howard and Montgomery county areas, Archadeck of Central Maryland and Montgomery County can custom design and construct the conversion of your existing outdoor living space. We have extensive experience transforming decks-to-screened porches, creating an outdoor living area which allows you to enjoy the fresh air and wonderful view of your beautiful backyard while being shielded from the elements. Additionally, we specialize in screened porch-to-sunroom conversions, producing outdoor room additions which blend seamlessly with your home and landscape to meet or exceed your outdoor living needs.

Rockville MD custom upscale screened porch builder

Vaulted ceilings and Velux skylights open up this gorgeous bright and airy screened porch in Rockville,MD.

Though deck-to-screened-porch conversion or screened porch-to-sunroom conversions may seem like difficult projects, in many cases they are not. Prior to beginning either of these projects, we begin with an evaluation of the structural components of your existing deck or screened porch. A good majority of these existing structures, if not built by Archadeck, may not have been constructed to support the weight of a roof. Other elements we inspect and take note of during the onsite evaluation include: the method in which the deck or screened porch was originally built and the type of foundation and joists the structure has. Full knowledge of these items are part of the criteria that must be met to ensure your existing deck or screened porch can support the added weight of a roof and the additional standards required in making the conversion. In most cases, conversions are possible, but it is crucial to hire an outdoor structure professional with extensive knowledge about decks and outdoor structures. Hiring a professional ensures the safety and success of your intended conversion.

Versatile screened porch and deck combination in Central MD.

Versatile screened porch and deck combination in Central MD.

As your outdoor structure professional, we highly recommend reinforcing any existing structure’s foundation when converting it to a roofed structure. We can retrofit most existing structures by installing new footers (as long as we can get underneath the structure to reinforce it), which reach all the way to the corners of the structure, to support the new weight of a roof.

If you are considering a conversion or upgrade for your existing outdoor living space, contact Archadeck of Central Maryland and Montgomery County today. We’ll not only inspect the structural soundness of your existing deck or screened porch and determine if it’s a candidate for an upgrade, we’ll also custom design and build your new converted structure to bring added function and beauty to your backyard and lifestyle. Call us for a free design consultation, or to schedule a deck inspection today at (301) 926 – 3001 or via email at centralmaryland@archadeck.net.

John Barrett Archadeck of Maryland