Ready to join a winning team? Look no Further than Archadeck of Nashville

Archadeck of Nashville is part of Archadeck Outdoor Living, North America’s leading designer and builder of outdoor living spaces. Together, locally owned and operated Archadeck locations throughout the United States and Canada have built over 100,000 projects worldwide. Our competitive edge is our approach to design, with local teams of Design Consultants and skilled construction crews specializing in creating custom projects for our clients’ outdoor living spaces.

We are now seeking an experienced home remodeling and design consultant and a professional carpentry crew and patio/hardscape crew to join our winning Archadeck of Nashville team!

Experienced Carpentry and Hardscape/Patio Crew

Do you enjoy working with the partners that you have?

At Archadeck, we look at our construction crews as a partnership. We want to help you grow your business. Your success is our success. We are invested in your growth and your future. Join our team so we may help you grow your business.

We offer competitive pay and consistent, year-round work in a team atmosphere. We handle all of the selling as well as the job design. We provide you with blueprints prior to the job starting. We handle material ordering. Our construction superintendents are frequently on site to resolve any questions as they arise. We pay you as key milestones are completed. Our successful crews do 90% of their work for us and have worked for us for a long time.

To qualify as a crew for us, you need to have your own company set up, and you must carry both workers compensation and general liability insurance. You must have knowledgeable, skilled, experienced people working for you. You must have the standard tools and reliable transportation necessary to do this type of work. We value consistency, reliability and, most of all, quality work. Our customers expect their projects to be built correctly and timely, and we expect our crews to deliver on those expectations.

Note that our construction crews are not employees of Archadeck. They are independent subcontractors who own and run their own businesses. They are free to do work for others in addition to the work they do for us. They manage their own time (as long as they meet the expectations of our customers), and are responsible for their own employees and tools, etc. Any income paid to our sub-contractors will be reported on form 1099 at the end of the year, and they are responsible for paying the related taxes.

If you are ready to learn what is feels like to be part of a winning team doing what you love, apply today at careers.hireology.com/archadeck-nashvilletn.

Home Remodeling & Design Consultant

If you are independent, creative, and relate well with people, keep reading. If you are energetic and want rewards commensurate with your accomplishments, keep reading.

We design and construct high quality, award-winning residential projects you will be proud of. And we’re growing. We seek professionals with established expertise in residential design and the ability to identify customer’s requirements and design and sell our custom building solutions. Previous sales experience is a plus, but strong interpersonal communication skills are required, as are excellent customer service skills and a strong work ethic and ability to follow our documented processes. We provide employees with training in our consultation process, in quality construction techniques and products, and in our design software. Compensation consists of a competitive base and uncapped commission schedule.

Integrating an outdoor fireplace into your Nashville screened porch design

Do you yearn to spend time with friends and family on your screened porch this winter? Too often it is assumed screened porches can’t be used into the winter months…not so! Imagine coming home from an afternoon of shopping, a long day of work or an evening tour of the Nashville holiday lights to a cozy outdoor room. With the incorporation of a custom outdoor fire feature, your screened porch or 3-season room can magically morph into your own cozy lodge.

As the old saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention, Nashville homeowner’s need to be able to enjoy their outdoor living spaces year-round. When it comes to a screened porch or an Eze-Breeze porch, incorporating an outdoor fireplace into the design turns your porch into a true outdoor room that is an extension of your indoor space. This combination will also add lots of value to your home.

A fireplace brings instant atmosphere to a porch and is the perfect spot to enjoy marshmallows and hot chocolate with the kids or a romantic outdoor dinner for two. Adding a fireplace as part of your porch build is also a terrific way to inject ambiance and real warmth into your porch. Whether it’s wood burning or gas, you can enjoy the cooler months with the allure of the flicker of flames and the warmth it provides.

Do you want a gas fireplace or wood burning for your Nashville outdoor fireplace?

One important consideration when integrating an outdoor fireplace into your screened porch design is whether you want a gas fireplace or a wood burning fireplace. Both are available in a wide range of designs, styles, and shapes, and both can be customized to fit your needs. Each has some benefits and drawbacks.

Classic wood burning fireplaces have a distinct charm that cannot be replicated by modern technology, but gas burning fireplaces are clean-burning making them much easier to maintain and can be just as beautiful to look at. Taking the gas fireplace a step farther is the ventless gas fireplace. Ventless offers the perfect combination of easy installation, warmth, and ambiance. Since they don’t require a flue or chimney stack they more economical than wood burning. There is no need to chop wood to start a fire. You can light it with the flick of a switch– or even by touching a button on your remote control. Almost instantly you can turn a chilly porch into a warm and welcoming outdoor retreat!

When planning the inclusion of an outdoor fireplace in your screened porch or Eze-Breeze porch design there are a few considerations to keep in mind. A traditional masonry fireplace built from scratch is stunning but can be quite pricey. The basis behind the expense comes in the need to add a full foundation to your porch. And, depending on how high off grade it is can really dip into your wallet. Another factor is the chimney stack. In order to comply with wood fireplace building codes and for the sake of safety, the chimney stack must exceed the height of the roof. Expenses can add up quickly based on the individual characteristics of your roof line. Not only does the chimney stack have to be a specific distance from the roof itself, it must also be a specific distance from each side of your structure.

Whether you choose a wood-burning or gas fireplace, the rest of the design options are up to you. You can choose your veneer, whether you have a hearth, and choose if you want a TV mounted above the fireplace. The great thing about working with a custom builder like Archadeck of Nashville is we will design each component of your new outdoor space to suit your taste and budget.

With a myriad of outdoor fireplace choices, the key to getting the fireplace you really want in the location you desire is to build it when you start your outdoor structure. Waiting until your space is completed will make the addition quite prohibitive. If you feel like adding a fireplace at the time of your structure’s construction would be biting off more than you can chew then we can phase your project for you. Talk with us about where the fireplace is going and this way we can take some steps in advance such as reinforced foundation, running of gas lines, etc. for a future addition. Archadeck of Nashville can build the framing and foundation in anticipation of the addition of your fireplace at a later date so we are not ripping out framing to install your fireplace as an afterthought. This way the stage is set when your lifestyle and budget allows the addition.

Regardless of whether a fireplace is a feature that you enjoy alone, with a partner or among a group of friends, you will never regret incorporating one into your porch. When you make the investment in building a screened porch or convertible outdoor room you owe it to yourself to create a retreat you can use and enjoy year round!

Contact us today to learn more at (615) 547-2333 or send us an email at [email protected].

Choosing the Right Roof Style for Your Nashville Porch or Outdoor Room Addition

At Archadeck of Nashville, every job we do is completely unique to each home and to each owner’s tastes and preferences. When it comes to determining the roof style for your porch, screened porch, Eze-Breeze porch or sunroom addition, many factors come into play.

When we sit down to design your roofed addition, we take more into consideration than just how that type of roof will work in unison with your home. There are more elements than just aesthetics when deciding which style of roof is best for your individual circumstances. There is no one style fits all when it comes to choosing the right roof for your project.

Two of the key components we take into consideration include your back-of-home configuration and the roof style(s) that already exist on your home. In a two-story home, the second story window configuration will often limit your roof style options. If there are many second story windows, we don’t want to obstruct those windows so we will use a roof style that accomplishes that objective. Your home may have one roof line or it may likely have multiple roof lines. We will often match the existing roof styles of the home, but not always. Existing roof lines, dormers, windows, skylights and bump out areas such as bay windows are also some of the factors we consider.

Most common roof styles

The three most common roof styles are gable, hip and shed. Each roof style has benefits and drawbacks. For example, the shed roof style is attached at the house and gently slopes down creating an elegant but more simplified design. The benefits is that shed roofs are usually not as complex as a gable or hip roof, and are sometimes the most economical to build. Here are the most common roof styles for your new roofed addition.

  • A hip roof has 3 or more sides that all slope downward from a common point.
  • A gable roof is the most popular. It looks like a triangle with two sides sloping down from a center line.
  • A shed roof is a flat roof that slopes downward in one direction from the home.

Gable Roof

A gable roof is shaped like a triangle. To be more specific, a gable is a roof sloping downward from a central ridge that forms a gable on each end.

A good deal of light enters an addition when the gable (or triangle end) is open. The use of a gable roof overcomes the issue of loss of light that is often a source of concern for homeowners when considering a porch or outdoor room addition. A gable roof style creates an open and airy effect and often lends itself to the use of higher, vaulted or cathedral ceiling heights which naturally enable more natural light to flow within the space.

Hip Roof

A hip roof shape has a high point in the middle and slopes downward in three or more directions from that high point. A hip (or hipped) roof essentially creates the shape of a pyramid. It is the most complex from a construction standpoint and may cost more than a different, simpler roof shape.This roof style is very popular with more modern homes. This roof shape is aesthetically pleasing to the eye, especially from the inside. The geometric complexity adds more visual interest than a more traditional shape.

It’s OK to mix and match rooflines.

When you think about roof shapes, you probably automatically envision a gable or hip roof, especially in Nashville as these are the most commonly seen on Tennessee homes. The truth is, in some circumstances a gable or hip roof is not an option for your outdoor living addition. A shed roof may be the best choice instead. The diagrams below that help illustrate the use of a shed roof in conjunction with a gable or hip roof:

Shed roof attached to hip roofs:

Shed roof attached to gable roofs:

Shed roofs are less complex and work well with a tie-in to one-story home needing a low roof connection. Having architectural elements and upstairs windows that won’t allow a roof or certain roofs and those that cover or cause view obstructions also make great candidates for shed roofs. Shed roofs are a viable option where the situation calls for a roof style that will not intrude on structural or design elements.


— This Nashville open porch uses a shed roof tied into the existing home’s hip roof as part of the design.

Making the connection

Another important determination is where to attach your new sunroom or porch to your existing home. This can be achieved through a roof tie-in or a sidewall connection. Indeed in most situations, a roof-tie in connection is more expensive than a sidewall connection. Roof tie-in connections require greater experience and expertise to make the connection structurally sound and watertight.

A cricket is more than an insect

In some cases, it is necessary to add crickets when tying two rooflines together. Crickets, spelled just like the chirping insect that sings us to sleep on summer nights, is an angled-roof structure designed to divert water on a roof. Crickets ensure water is diverted away from the roof of a structure to the ground.

Choosing the right roof is more important than you may think. Outdoor living areas and outdoor room additions have become a highly desired feature among home buyers because of the way they enhance entertaining opportunities and based on their aesthetic appeal. This is just one of the ways in which Archadeck of Nashville brings value to the homeowner. Our expertly designed and built structures will add value, beauty and enjoyment to your home.

Contact us today to learn more at (615) 547-2333 or send us an email at [email protected].

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