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Porch Systems

Our modular system of posts, panels and inserts to enclose a porch with screens and optional storm glass

Porch Panel Style shown 117” with build-in transom glass on top, removable tempered glass inserts inside wood frame (also available with decorative balusters or corners), painted white, material = HYBRID (cedar, fur and composite)
Porch Panel Style shown 117” with build-in transom glass on top, removable tempered glass inserts inside wood frame (also available with decorative balusters or corners), painted white, material = HYBRID (cedar, fur and composite)

Vixen Hill's porch system makes enclosing a porch simple and easy!

Enclosing your porch will give your home a place to enjoy fresh air with the convenience you're used to indoors.

Enclosing your porch allows you to bring the convenience of indoor living ... outdoors. On a perfect day, nothing can beat being outdoors. When the sky is clear and blue and the sun is shining, the feel of a gentle breeze is impossible to beat. Escape to breezes, sunshine, garden vistas and the aroma of flowers and nature, all without bugs and the unpleasant aspects of weather. Unfortunately, not every day will be perfect like that. An enclosed porch will allow you to enjoy the outside when the weather is not co-operating, or when insects swarm to ruin your afternoon. Give up the stuffy indoors of Winter and embrace the world anew yet safe from marauding flies, mosquitos and pestering yellow jackets. Optional tempered glass inserts allow extended seasons with the glory of early Spring and frosty Fall mornings. With the right inserts, it can even let you enjoy a relaxing afternoon, warm and protected on an autumn day with a chill in the air.

A Vixen Hill porch system will make enclosing a porch simple with it's modular design.

It's Vixen Hill's modular design that makes enclosing or designing an enclosed porch so easy. Giving yourself that protected retreat could be difficult if you have to build it from scratch. Just designing a way to enclose a porch with screens can be difficult. Three-season use and many architecture design elements help make these systems valuable to homeowners with B&Bs or living in historic areas. Designing a porch that can be used in 3 seasons, no matter the weather, with a beautiful appearance to match the look and feel of your home? "Not straightforward for a typical homeowner" is how we'd describe it. With that in mind, we've created the Porch System to simplify the process and make it accessible.

Vixen Hill's modular 3-season porch enclosure system is made for existing porches or the design of new ones.

Our system can be used to help build a new enclosed porch, or to enclose an existing open air porch. The core of our porch system is a variety of posts and panels that form the wall of your porch. The posts form the junction between the panels, and can provide structural strength where needed. Panels, joining posts, dittmar beams and modular support posts all orchestrate perfection in design and engineering. The panels are designed to allow as much openness as possible when desired, while holding architectural inserts to give you the exact look you desire. Screens are contained in wooden inserts for easy maintenance, and they can be quickly exchanged with optional storm glass inserts when the weather calls for additional protection. In addition to Wall Panels, we offer Door panels which give the same convenience and design to the entrances of your porch.

If you will be retrofitting an existing porch, here's a preferred strategy

that gives the best look. Measure the distance between the house (post) and the corner post, then corn post to corner post, then corn post back to house. If steps, landing or exiting door(s) are in any of these spans, the write down the distances on either side of the door posts. Finally, measure the height from the floor to the header beam near the house then next to a corner post. Enter the larger number as the panel height.

If you're building new, there are some things you'll need to know.

Our porch systems typically do not include a floor or the roof. If you're building new, you'll probably need to hire a local contractor to construct a roof and floor for your new porch. If possible, allow for some flexibility on the exact dimensions of the porch you'll construct - a flex of 3 inches either direction can mean the difference between being able to use the exact panel size and configuration you prefer, or a less desirable layout.

Our online builder will make designing your exact porch a snap - here's how.

First, select whether you're building new or retrofitting an existing porch. Next, select the shape of your porch and put in the measurements you've made for height and wall size. Pick which walls you'd want a door in, if any and choose the particular door you'd like. Our software will have determined which panel combinations can be used for your porch design - choose which layout you prefer. Finally, pick options like inserts, painting, storm glass or trim frames. Enter your contact information, and you're done, and we'll have a price range for you. Just hit the button to request a formal quote, and one of our porch experts will get in contact with a formal quote and to help you place an order.

Our modular design makes assembling your porch quick and easy.

Building a porch with our porch system couldn't be easier. You'll probably have to trim down some of your panels, so have a saw ready! First, you'll install either the header guard or ditmarr beam on the ceiling. Attach your first post to the wall, trim and place the first panel and align the next midpost. Install the midpost, lift the panel up into the header or dittmar beam and place the floor threshhold. Bolt it together, and continue on down the line til your porch is completely installed - it's that simple.

Interchangable inserts allow for three seasons of use, or quickly shifting aesthetics.

With your porch constructed, it's easy to swap out architectural inserts or screen/glass. Simply remove the retaining pin in the inserts, and slide it out. Place the new one in, insert the pin, and you're done. Change from screens to glass in minutes to adapt to the changing weather, install panel inserts for extra privacy or remove them for a more open feel.

And that's all there is to it!

Vixen Hill has made designing and installing your porch as easy as can be. But the last step - enjoying it - well, that one is up to you.
Retrofit porch – Porch Panel Style shown 117” with build-in transom glass on top, removable screen and glass inserts, painted white
Retrofit porch – Porch Panel Style shown 117” with build-in transom glass on top, removable screen and glass inserts, painted white
Retrofit porch – Porch Panel Style shown 91” with removable screen and decorative Queen Anne curves on the top, Sherwin Williams stain
Retrofit porch – Porch Panel Style shown 91” with removable screen and decorative Queen Anne curves on the top, Sherwin Williams stain
Retrofit porch – Porch Panel Style shown 86” with removable divided light window and raised panel inserts, painted white
Retrofit porch – Porch Panel Style shown 86” with removable divided light window and raised panel inserts, painted white
Retrofit porch for custom opening
Retrofit porch for custom opening
Retrofit porch – Porch Panel Style shown 103” with build-in transom glass on top, removable screen and glass inserts, painted white
Retrofit porch – Porch Panel Style shown 103” with build-in transom glass on top, removable screen and glass inserts, painted white
Retrofit porch – Porch Panel Style shown 117” with build-in transom glass on top, removable screen and decorative Victorian baluster and curves inserts, painted white
Retrofit porch – Porch Panel Style shown 117” with build-in transom glass on top, removable screen and decorative Victorian baluster and curves inserts, painted white
New Construction Porch – Porch Panel Style shown 96” with removable screen and glass, painted two-tone
New Construction Porch – Porch Panel Style shown 96” with removable screen and glass, painted two-tone
New Construction Porch – Porch Panel Style shown 96” with removable screen and true-divided light windows and lower raised panel inserts (custom color paint not available)
New Construction Porch – Porch Panel Style shown 96” with removable screen and true-divided light windows and lower raised panel inserts (custom color paint not available)
Retrofit Porch – Porch Panel Style Shown 91” with removable screen inserts, Sherwin Williams stain
Retrofit Porch – Porch Panel Style Shown 91” with removable screen inserts, Sherwin Williams stain
New Construction Porch – Porch Panel Style shown 117” with removable screen inserts, unpainted
New Construction Porch – Porch Panel Style shown 117” with removable screen inserts, unpainted
Victorian curve and balluster inserts give this porch a stately, refined look.
Victorian curve and balluster inserts give this porch a stately, refined look.
Our systems aren't limited to common shapes - if you have an unusual shape, we can make a design for your specific installation.
Our systems aren't limited to common shapes - if you have an unusual shape, we can make a design for your specific installation.
A white screened porch beside a open air gazebo allows you to choose how much shelter you want.
A white screened porch beside a open air gazebo allows you to choose how much shelter you want.
Cedartone panels and white posts give varying look to this porch.
Cedartone panels and white posts give varying look to this porch.
Victorian curves and ballusters combine on this white porch with storm glass for three season use.
Victorian curves and ballusters combine on this white porch with storm glass for three season use.
Panels and curves give a more sheltered look to a porch.
Panels and curves give a more sheltered look to a porch.
Wide open panels along a sizable porch show how our system can scale to any size.
Wide open panels along a sizable porch show how our system can scale to any size.
A curved section above the panels, this porch system serves more as a window then a simple porch
A curved section above the panels, this porch system serves more as a window then a simple porch
White with a bright copper roof, our porch system accents this home perfectly
White with a bright copper roof, our porch system accents this home perfectly
Built in panels are an option if you wanted a half-height wall effect which will not be removed.
Built in panels are an option if you wanted a half-height wall effect which will not be removed.
Storm glass inserts alone on a white porch system below a balcony for a wide open aesthetic.
Storm glass inserts alone on a white porch system below a balcony for a wide open aesthetic.
A porch system with an open balcony above.
A porch system with an open balcony above.