We built this screened porch and deck in NW Austin with cedar, and the porch ceiling is tongue and groove cedar and we installed sky lights, too. The addition to this beautiful tree covered rear makes porch feel like a screened in tree house! The roof type is a shed roof. The homeowners chose to surround the lower screened area of the porch with a railing and balusters instead of using a knee wall. They chose an attractive black railing system by Fortress.
You can read more about this project at Archadeck of Austin to the rescue, 911, for this Screened Porch Project in NW Austin!