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Should You Add a Screened Porch to Your Home?

Should You Add a Screened Porch to Your Home?
Is adding a screened porch a good investment? Read more here.

Expanding one’s home is a consideration for every homeowner looking to upgrade their abode. One option that can freshen up the space is a screened porch. If you’re wondering whether a screened porch installation is a good idea for your home, read on!

What Is a Screened Porch?

A screened porch is a room that does not have access to the home’s heating and cooling system. Instead, it has at least one ceiling fan for the summer months. Some people might bring in a space heater for the fall and winter. The large, wrap-around windows are enclosed with a glass or mesh screen.


If you want a sunny place to relax and entertain, the screened porch offers just that. It allows one to soak up the sunshine while having some shade, depending on the time of day. It also lets one take in fresh air without dealing with the bugs. Besides allowing one to let the outdoors in without the sun and insects, it also offers an extra place for entertaining, dining, gardening, etc.


On the downside, a screened porch can be expensive, although some types are more affordable than others. They are also not the easiest to pull off on the front of the home; they are best installed at the side or back of the house. The addition can also block sunlight from coming into the house as it might.

Finding a Contractor

One of the most significant aspects of what will make your screened-in porch worth it is what contractor you call. The installation is just as important as the product itself. Research thoroughly, ask for referrals where you can, and settle on a quote you are comfortable with.

Return on Investment

Is a screened porch worth your investment? If the construction is feasible and you like the idea of sitting in a sunny room with fresh air, then there’s no reason not to go ahead with it. If you intend to sell your home someday, you can be sure that it will give at least some ROI.

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