Benefits of a Screened-in Deck or Porch

Nov 2, 2022 | Decks

Benefits of a Screened-in Deck or Porch

A Screened in Area Can Bring Big Benefits

Screening in your deck or porch will bring many benefits.  Imagine enjoying your outside oasis any time of year.  A roof and screen will protect you from the rain and keep the bugs away too.  It will also extend your living space, add value to your home, and can be designed to fit your budget. If this sounds like your dream, it’s time to consider making a change and reaping the benefits of a screened-in deck or porch.


Extra Living Space

A screened-in deck will increase your living space and save you money.  They generally cost between $2,000 and $2,800, while a sunroom ranges from $8,000 to $80,000.  A screened-in area will give you space to work, relax, play and entertain without being chased inside by unfavorable weather.


Increases Home Values

You can increase the value of your home substantially by adding a screened-in deck or porch. Functional living space can go for a premium.  Many home buyers are attracted to outdoor living areas. 



A beautiful outdoor living space is affordable and can be built on just about any budget.  You can dress it up or tone it down, depending on your personal style, and it will still be attractive.


Easy to Maintain

Since a screened area is protected from most outside elements, less cleaning is required. Some minor maintenance will be necessary, however,  including minor wood and screen repairs. 


The Best Part

Screened in decks and porches allow you to spend more time outdoors.  They are fabulous on nice weather days that pop up throughout the year.  You can sit on your deck on a rainy day too, and be protected by the roof, while relaxing to the sound of raindrops. 


What About the Patio?

If there is a roof over it, patios can also be screened in.  Porch screen kits, pre-framed screens or screen panels for porches can take care of the job.


A Few Other Benefits of a Screened-in Deck or Porch

Folks can soak up the sun and breathe in fresh air too while enjoying a protected outside area.  Screened in decks, patios and porches are great places to entertain and mingle year-round.  They also keep mosquitos away. Imagine having a dinner party, watching TV or enjoying your favorite drink without unwanted guests.


Screen Types to Choose

There are four popular types of screens on the market: Aluminum, Copper, Brass and Fiberglass.  Choosing the right screen is essential if you want to enjoy the outdoors while keeping pests away.

Aluminum screen rolls are made from a lightweight, but strong material that can easily be cut to the size you want.

Copper porch screen rolls are more expensive and will require a little upkeep. They are a good option for screen porch meshes. 

Brass is stronger and lasts longer than copper, but is not equipped to handle saltwater moisture in the air.  They don’t do well in coastal towns or very humid areas.

Fiberglass is the most common type of screen roll. It is versatile and makes the perfect bug screen so you can enjoy evenings outside.   More than 3,000 different species of mosquito inhabit the earth and can ruin an outdoor evening if there is no bug screen.  


Ready for the Benefits of a Screened-in Deck or Porch?

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