Porch Ceilings That Add Style and Charm

When you are dreaming about your future porch do you ever consider the ceiling finish?  You should because the material you pick, the finish your choose can add style and charm to your porch. Here are the typical porch ceiling finishes that add and enhance the look of your porch.

Plywood: Probably the most typical ceiling covering, plywood can be painted. We recommend a quality exterior grade plywood be used as it is susceptible to moisture and will separate if wet over time. I’d prime the edges as well to keep out moisture.

Sleeping porches

Peaceful modern-day sleeping porch – I can already hear the song of the crickets.

Bead board: A mainstay for ceilings, bead board panels are easy to install. Bead board can also be painted or stained and will really add warmth to your porch. Bead board panels can be applied directly over exposed joists (if the joists run parallel to your home. This finish with exposed rafters reflects a more rustic style.

High Point NC rustic screened porches

The interior of the screened porch features a rustic open rafter design and plenty of creature comforts.

Vinyl Bead board: Vinyl bead board is virtually maintenance-free. It looks clean and comes in a few color choices for those home owners who want low maintenance.  You might want to leave the rafters exposed and wrap them with vinyl for a stylish finish.

Piedmont Triad elegant screened porch ceiling

This ceiling finish gives you the best of both worlds, lots of detail and a classic beadboard finish.

Tongue and Groove: Perhaps the most beautiful of all ceiling materials, tongue and groove comes in a variety of woods, can be custom-made to your specifications, and looks fantastic. Tongue and groove boards come in various widths also. Normally, tongue and groove ceilings are stained.

Interior of gable roof screened porch

Gorgeous tongue and groove ceiling with exposed rafter and Chippendale panel rail create a rustic elegance.  The fireplace adds style and  warmth.


Don’t forget to add sky lights for extra light particularly in a shady location.  Also fans today come in a wide variety of styles and can put that final touch on your porch.

Plus in the South we like to the old custom of painting your porch ceiling blue to keep away evil spirits and also wasps from building nests because they are confused and think it is the sky.

Blue ceiling with ceiling fan in an ezebreeze 3 season room

A lovely blue color enhance this wood beadoard ceiling in true Southern tradition. The brushed nickel ceiling fan add a clean finish.

Give us a call for a free consultation on your next backyard improvement project (336) 664 – 1332 or send us an email at piedmontttriad@archadeck.net. You can also reach us through our website http://piedmont-triad.archadeck.com where you can view lots of photo galleries including our porch photo gallery and deck photo gallery.


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