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Reasons to Add a Screened in Porch

Posted on Thu, Oct 08, 2015

Screened in PorchDuring the process of renovating your home, it is likely that you may consider what you can do to make your home’s outdoor spaces functional and useable as long as possible. A cost-effective way that homeowners have been adding to their backyard’s usability for years is by adding a screened in porch. Screened in porches are an easy, and relatively inexpensive, way to transform your home’s backyard, making it a functional part of your home that will have an endless variety of entertaining, and every day, uses. Here are just a few of the benefits you could receive from adding a screened in porch to your home.



Enjoy the Outdoors Year-Round

Many families enjoy being able to spend part of their days outdoors so that they can get some fresh air, as well as exposure to some natural light. However, realistically there are only a few months, usually during the spring and fall, where this is possible. The summer sun often makes it too hot to safely hang out in one’s back yard, and the rain in the winter would make it uncomfortable to do so. This can make a screen room the perfect solution as it provides the protection that will allow you to enjoy a shady, dry place to hang-out, dine, and relax no matter the season. This can be particularly useful for people with cramped homes, as their screened in porch can become an extension of their home, giving them an extra living space.



Keep Out the Bugs

When weather is not an issue, bugs are another problem that can keep people from enjoying the outdoors. When the sun starts to go down and it is finally cool enough to go outside during the summer, this is when the bugs can come out in earnest, ruining your entire evening. This is another instance where a screen room can be particularly beneficial. This screened-in room will allow you to enjoy the outdoors while keeping any unwanted critters out, which will allow you to enjoy appetizers, drinks, or a romantic dinner during sunset without having to worry about the moment being ruined by bugs and insects.



Stress-Free Entertaining

Having a screened in porch or a screened in deck attached to your home will suddenly provide you with brand new entertaining possibilities. No longer constrained by the weather, or the amount of indoor space your home has, your new screen room/porch will provide you with an extra entertainment space that will be useable year-round. No longer will you have to worry about nature’s unpredictability ruining your backyard party.



Adds Value to Your Home

Aside from adding to the functionality of your home’s outdoor spaces, the addition of a screened in patio or porch can also benefit you by adding to the value of your home. Additional features that add to the usability of your home’s outdoor spaces, and adds to your home’s overall curb appeal, will make your home easier to sell and will increase your home’s value. Thusly, the addition of a screen room is a good investment into you home due to the financial benefits it can provide.



As you can see, there are numerous benefits of adding a screen room to your home, only a few of which we have touched upon here. From adding to your home’s living space, to making your backyard functional year round, there are endless reasons to consider having a screened in porch added to your home. Contact us to find out more about the reasons you should invest in a screened in porch. Once you see for yourself how beneficial they can be, you will be wondering why you didn't add a screened in porch to your home years ago.


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