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Porch Options

Studio roof
. A studio roof is a single slopped roofline that will add a more uniformed elevation to the appearance inside the room. The studio roof is a more economical roof style, which may blend better on some houses then other more expensive roof styles.

Cathedral roof
. A cathedral (or gabled) roof adds interest by providing an elevated peak to the center of the roof. This roofline has two sections, sloping to each side of the porch. On the inside, it adds additional height, creating a larger feel to the room. This is the most popular roof style for screened porches.

Hip roof
. The hip roof is very similar to the cathedral roof with one slight difference. This roofline adds one more additional slope to the front of the porch creating three slopes to the roofline.

Skylights
. Skylights will add more light to, as well as better views from your screened porch. There should be consideration to the amount the roof slopes when adding skylights so that leaking does not become an issue. Skylights can be ordered as either operable (ones that open for more ventilation) or inoperable (fixed and non-opening).

Electrical
. When adding a screened porch to any house, the intended use is important to consider. Most people add a ceiling fan as a way to help circulate the air as well as outlets for floor lamps to increase additional lighting options inside the room. Depending on county codes, you may be required to have a light near the door on the outside of the room that is either motion sensitive or connected to a switch.