Screened Porch

Enjoy Your Outdoor Living Space


Are you tired of swatting away annoying bugs while you’re trying to enjoy a nice evening outside? Stop smelling the citronella candles and start enjoying livable space for your home!

“Porch time” is one of the best aspects of living in Northern Illinois & Southern Wisconsin. We’re here to tell you that we can make porch time even more enjoyable. A custom-built screened porch or seasonal room equates to extra living space plus a lovely outdoor room you can enjoy almost year-round. Aside from functional purposes a patio cover also brings a sleek design to your home extending it and giving a bigger feel. This could add value to your home as it is bringing an extra room to the outside. Some take it a step further and build a complete outdoor kitchen or sitting area. For the person who loves to entertain a patio cover is the perfect addition.

At Decked Out Builders, we build several high-quality screened porches and patios with several options from which you can choose. Because we strive to provide our customers with the best products and services, we only provide some of the industry’s best products and materials for your Screened Porch project.

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Whether you want a full screen enclosure or a screened in porch or patio, we have helped many of our neighbors enjoy their living space and we can do the same for you! We screen in porches that are customized to fit the needs of your family.  If you would like to create an outdoor living space without losing the “outdoors”, then give us a call to find out what we can do for you!

Adding a patio enclosure or a screened porch to a home is not only a great way to add space, but when you choose to build your Screened Porch with Decked Out Builders, you’ll benefit from our customization and our experience. If you are considering screening in a porch, then see our design options for additional screen porch ideas.


  We can’t wait to help you design a space you can truly enjoy year around! Some of the best reasons for a screened porch is:

  • Full protection from biting and stinging insects, especially mosquitoes & gnats.
  • Elevated floors that resist water damage and flooding.
  • Add a privacy screen to your deck or balcony.
  • Customized exterior features, including paint colors and wood styles.
  • A screened in porch provides protection from weather conditions like direct sunlight, rain and hail.

HGTV ranks screen room additions as one of the most cost-effective home improvement investments in 2011 with 83% return on investment on a national level.

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Screened Porch in Kildeer, IL

This Screened Porch & Deck in Woodstock, IL includes Deckorators Voyage Decking, Trex Select Railing, LP Smart Trim Posts & Headers, LP Smart Side Ceiling, Screeneze, and Full Electric

Approx. Screened Porch & Deck Cost $145,000-$155,000

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This Screened Porch & Deck in Lake Geneva, WI includes Deckorators Vista Decking, Trex Select Railing, LP Smart Trim Posts & Headers, LP Smart Side Board & Batten Wall, Exposed Rafters & 2×6 Plank Ceiling, Gas Fireplace Screeneze, and Full Electric

Approx. Screened Porch & Deck Cost $115,000-$125,000

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This Screened Porch & Deck in Batavia, IL includes Deckorators Vista Decking and Cladding, LP Smart Trim Knee Wall, Posts & Headers, Cedar Tongue & Groove Ceiling, Screeneze, and Full Electric

Approx. Screened Porch & Deck Cost $75,000-$85,000

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Use Your Existing Slab as Livable Space or Design the Screened Porch Of Your Dreams!

Are you tired of swatting away annoying bugs while you’re trying to enjoy a nice evening outside? Stop smelling the citronella candles and start enjoying livable space for your home!

  • Customization Options: If you would like to create a custom design that fits your taste and budget, we can sit down and discuss your ideas at your personal design consultation.
  • Professional Installations: We take the time to ensure that our crews are trained in some of the most effective installation techniques, so you can trust us to get the job done right and efficiently.
  • Affordable Pricing With High Quality Materials & Products: Because we strive to provide our customers with the best products and services, we only provide some of the industries best products and materials for your Screened Porch project.
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Can I Build A Screened Porch On My Existing Deck?

The answer to this largely depends on several factors. While it’s certainly easier to build a screened porch with a new deck, it isn’t impossible to add one to the current deck on your home. Every build is different, but there are at least four major things we consider when adding a porch to an existing deck structure.

  1. The Current Condition Of The Deck
  2. The Design Of Your Existing Deck
  3. The Ability To Support A Covered Or Screened Porch
  4. How Your Current Deck Limits Your Porch Design Options


Will you help with the design process?

Absolutely! We can design your space based upon both your desires and your budget.

Difference Between Contractors Pricing

As a homeowner, you might wonder why there can be significant differences in the price quoted by different contractors. Every deck contractor approaches their builds differently. To make it easier for you, here are some tips for understanding the estimates you receive from deck construction companies:

Materials Used

The biggest difference we see when comparing quotes comes down to the materials being used. Contractors use their choice of different materials, so there for is not the same selections or pricing.

This also brings having 2 or 3 quotes to compare to, is one leaving out that the others included or what does the quote fully entail. 

What does their finish product look like?

Are all of the quotes similar? Or are there big differences? If there are big differences, it’s important to find out why. Is one contractor using lower quality materials? Are they cutting corners on the project? It’s important to get all of this information before making a final decision so you can be sure you’re getting the best value for your money.

Job Skills & Knowledge

It’s not uncommon for newer companies to charge less. Whatever the discount, if the job isn’t done right, you could end up paying more in the long run fixing your contractor’s mistakes. Remember that it is worth it to spend more money to get a contractor who knows what they are doing. A reliable contractor will answer your questions and can reassure you that the job will be done right.

Customer Service

This is about you. It is your project, your home and your family! Consider customer service when selecting a reliable contractor for your project. In fact, you should factor it in to the cost of your project. You should ask what type of communication you can expect. During construction projects, it’s important that your questions or concerns are addressed right away with honesty. Understand what’s going on so you won’t regret making costly mistakes because of poor communication with the contractor. Maintaining an open line of communication is key so that you feel involved in the project. This one of our strongest values is that we ensure to keep an open and frequent line of communication open.


The companies that you obtain quotes from, it is important to know who will be working in your home. Some companies use subcontractors. Others, like Decked Out Builders use in-house employees. This makes a big difference and can change your experience and outcome. Subcontractors are usually paid by the job and have no set schedule.. They might not have the same high standards or take pride in their work like employees do. You should also consider how many outstanding projects the contractor has when selecting a partner for labor in your deck project. The time it will take them to do your project depends on how many other projects they have going on at the same time. They might take longer to finish yours if they’re working on multiple projects at once.

Product Knowledge

This is important because what one customer might use or what is best for their lifestyle may not be best for you. It is important to have knowledge on all the different products to offer and educate what is best for you and your family.There are a lot of different types of products on the market. It can be confusing trying to compare estimates from different companies, but an experienced contractor should know about all the different products and recommend what is best for your lifestyle based upon what is discussed. 


Any project is an investment. You want to make sure you are protected in case anything goes wrong. A contractor should warranty their work but also you want to have a manufacturer’s warranty in case something goes wrong or is faulty. We do see time to time that a manufacturer warranty is denied because a certified installer wasn’t the one that did the work.


 Choosing a builder with an impeccable reputation means that you are choosing a builder that is proactive, responsive, and fair. We pride ourselves on our reputation in our community for delivering top-notch results and quality builds.

What size should my screened porch be?

Size really does matter when it comes to decks. Too large and it will completely overwhelm your yard, making it feel smaller. Too small and it won’t be functional for entertaining or relaxing. The average size of a deck is between 400 and 700 square feet. But, the size of your deck will also be influenced by the size of your house and how much available space you have in your yard.


Another important factor to consider when deciding on the size of your deck is what you plan to use it for. If you only envision using it for a few people to sit and enjoy the view, then a smaller deck will suffice. However, if you want to be able to entertain large groups of people, then you’ll need a larger deck. Keep in mind that a larger deck will also require more maintenance than a smaller one.


Can some finishes be added at a later time?

Yes, many finishes can be added later on such as electric, finished ceiling and fireplace. Just keep in mind when designing your project to accommodate to adding in the future.

Does My Screened Porch Have To Have a Knee Wall or Railing?

If your screened porch is less than 30" above grade, you are not required to have railing or a knee wall on your screened porch. The choice is yours!

Planning Your Screened Porch Project:

Things to Consider

Consider all the features that will make your screened porch the perfect extension to your home as you plan its design. Before you start, it’s important to have a general idea of the characteristics you want and need. Have a hard time designing or envisioning? No worries, we can help. We also offer 3D Designs!

Size: What size do you want for your screened porch? How do you plan to use your screened porch, dining, watching tv, having company over, etc? Keep in mind to accommodate the traffic flow, and room for furniture without it being overcrowded.

Roof Style: What kind of roof style are you looking for? The right roof style and design has the opportunity to take your screened porch from simple to stunning. Existing roof lines, windows, existing skylights, bump out areas such as bay windows and many other factors must be considered. If you’re adding a porch to a two-story home, the upstairs windows may prevent you from getting the roof line high enough.

Materials: What kind of material do you want to use to build your screened porch? Although wood is the traditional option for the exterior, there are other choices like LP Smart Side, Azek Exteriors or Hardie Cement Board that have greater benefits and able to color match. Are you looking for more of a rustic look or more modern and contemporary?

Electricity: Are you interested in the ability to use your screened porch at night? If so, think about putting up some recessed lights, even a ceiling fan and outlets for optimal use.

Furniture: What kind of furnishings are you looking to put in your screened porch? Do you want more of a cozy, relax feel with a sectional outdoor couch, or perhaps add in a dining room table for meals outdoors during the warmer months?

Deck or Patio: A screened porch can be built over a patio or most common a deck. When deciding on what you want your flooring to be, keep in mind longevity as well as maintenance. Even though the screened porch will protect the flooring no matter what you choose it will need to be maintained. Patios can tend to shift and sink, where a deck will need to be built to support the weight of the screened porch.

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A Better Build by Design

At Decked Out Builders, we take pride in creating outdoor living structures of the finest quality and experience. Building a deck or a screened porch isn’t just nailing down boards for us it’s a work of art. From building decks to screened porches, creating new ways for homeowners to enjoy the outdoors is among the things we do best at Decked Out Builders. If you live in Northern Illinois or Southern Wisconsin, turn to us for wide variety of options that can extend the outdoor living potential of your home. No matter which type of structure you want, you will enjoy a unique and exciting way to experience your outdoor life as soon as your project is complete. Each deck we construct is built with quality workmanship that has made Decked Out Builders a respected name in the industry.

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