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Georgia Mountain Laurel Magazine

Timber Framed & Well Screened

Mar 16, 2017 02:16PM ● By Tracy McCoy

Porches tell the story of our lives. We gather with family and friends on our porches. We shell beans, read a book, share a swing, steal our first kiss on porches. We wave to neighbors, take a nap, sip iced tea and listen to the rain on them. Porches offer shade, a connection to nature and additional living space, as well as protection from the elements.

Stephen Morrison of MoreSun Custom Woodworking has built a reputation for excellent quality and craftsmanship. He and his crew work in the upstate of South Carolina and in Northeast Georgia to create incredible spaces for their clients. Their portfolio can be found on their website ( and is well worth taking a look. Today we are talking porches and decks but there is much more to this company and we encourage you to check them out.

MoreSun recently offered some insight for us about timber framed porches. Timber framed porches can be added to an existing home or included when planning a new home. Large or small, front or back, your porch can serve as a dining area or a spot to just sit and relax. It can serve as a covered exterior connection between different areas of your home. Additionally, a timber frame porch can provide a good method for adding usable outdoor living space on a sloped lot.

Timber frames allow for wide open spaces and bring the warmth of wood to the exterior of your house. Shielding doors and windows from the weather increases the life and energy efficiency of them and above all, protects your investment as well.

A timber framed porch can be designed to complement your style and your home. The choice of wood species and truss design can make a huge difference in the final look. MoreSun has created many timber framed porches, and as a result their experience will make your project go smoothly.

Porches and decks offer one of the highest returns on investment in home improvement projects. Timber framed porches give you a way to enjoy the beauty of timber framing, whether your house is timber framed or not. They're ready to discuss your project today!

If Bug Free is Your Cup o' Tea... meet Michael

Open decks are nice and useful but a screened porch offers so many options for indoor in the outdoor living. The views that are afforded in this area of the world beg to be enjoyed, unobstructed. Michael Seroka is the owner of the screening company named Micheal's Screen Service in our neck of the woods. His work is known for quality and you will not meet a nicer person anywhere.

Wide expanse frames offer homeowners the best possible option for enjoying their mountain or lake scenery. Michael has installed screening on porches from Western North Carolina where he worked on a screened weekend home typical of the ever popular tiny houses to Northeast Georgia where he has countless jobs on the lakes and in mountain communities.

Porch screening offers a bug free place to enjoy meals and time with family. With the increase in mosquito borne illnesses screening is a great option. Michael offers products in various colors and gauges and many options on frames to complement your home and surroundings. 

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