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    Custom Designed and Built


    We are fortunate to live in such a historic area with an incredible architectural variety! There are many styles of porches that you will find in the Fort Wayne, IN, and surrounding areas. We understand the importance of a quality designed and built porch to the look and feel of your home. porch. Even if your Fort Wayne area home was not originally built with a porch, we are happy to help remedy that issue! Call us for a free quote today! We also offer re-decking service to refurbish your existing porch and bring it back to the inviting vision that it once was and should be.


    A custom-designed porch addition adds beauty and curb appeal, not to mention value to your home. It is a place of enjoyment in spending time with friends and family creating memories. As your #1 porch and deck contractor in the greater Fort Wayne area, we consider it our
    professional duty and privledge to help you in meeting your desired results with your porch.

    Types of Porches

    A porch can be an aesthetically pleasing feature that ties your architecture together. There are also different types and styles of porches, depending on how one would like to categorize them. A popular style for summer is the screened-in porch. It can help protect you from flying insects and other pests, as well as the elements like rain and UV rays. It has even been stated that a screened-in porch with a ceiling fan is just this side of heaven! As thoughtful porch contractors, Headwaters Deck Pros usually will suggest including electrical wiring in any new porch designs. This is so that you can easily add that ceiling fan, or lights, when some day comes along and, someone is going to want to add more features.


    Next, and a close 2nd would be a covered porch. You can think of this design as a screened porch without the screens. Covered porches are sometimes referred to as open porches since they are not enclosed. A covered porch will protect from the sunlight overhead (UV) and can help in acting like a big umbrella from rain, but you will be open to all the other nature that your yard has to offer. Many people prefer the connection this provides with their outdoor spaces. You can benefit from the additional electrical add to your project for lighting or a fan to help air movement on a muggy night. Of course, how wonderful and relaxing to sit and read your favorite book in the evening on your new covered porch!


    You can also categorize porches as front porches and back porches. A front porch is usually open, and they tend to be more formal. You can look at them as “matching” the front room of the house, which is likely the formal living room. Whereas, the back porch is where you can do more entertaining, play with a pet or grandchild, sprawl out with a puzzle or a board game, and not worry about people passing by. It’s the back porch that would typically be screened-in, and many family homes have a deck or patio leading out from that screened back porch. Additionally, covered porches and decks go together very well. In general, it's about your preference and the look and feel you want.