This Ankeny couple wanted more shade and an enclosed – yet airy – space over their deck. So, because they’ll enjoy the space more, we built a new, larger cedar deck along with the overhead gable roof. Shake-style vinyl siding on the house wall and in the gable wall sets the space apart from the rest of the house in an aesthetically appealing manner. Open porches like this one north of Des Moines are popular for their functionality and value. Custom designed and built by Archadeck of Central Iowa.