Is a Screened-In Porch Right for Your Home? đź¤”

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James Moylan

Tuesday, May 03, 2022


May 2022

 On the fence about adding a screened-in porch to your home? Here are some key considerations.

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Benefits of a Screened-In Porch

Screened porches are one of the most popular home addition options, and it’s easy to see why.

Here are a few key benefits of adding a screen porch to your home:

  • Get the Best of Both Worlds. Screen porches act a nice halfway point between an open-air and an enclosed space. You can still feel the breeze—without enduring the rain.
  • Enjoy Bug Protection. As any Northern Virginia or Maryland homeowner knows, summers and bugs go hand in hand. A screen porch lets you enjoy the outdoors—without the bugs.
  • Customize from Luxurious to Rustic. Screen porches are protected, so you can add many interior luxuries to the space. (Furniture. Electronics. DĂ©cor.) Or, if you’re into a more minimal look, go rustic. These spaces are totally customizable!
  • Increase the Value of Your Home. Screen porches are hugely popular, and they add usable square footage to your home. When it comes time to put your house on the market, those two things will help you financially.
  • Give You a Safe Place to Gather. Outdoor spaces are at a premium because people want safe, well-ventilated places to gather.

Interested? Get a free, no-obligation quote for your screened-in porch project today.

“Screen porches are one of our core specialties. As a design and build firm, we offer you a completely customized space. No two Design Builders screen porches are the same.”

—James Moylan, Owner, Design Builders

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Picking the Right Screens

Designing a screen porch involves a lot of decisions. (Flooring. Lighting. Heating and cooling. The list goes on.)

One of the most critical decisions is the screens you’re going to use.

Why? Because screen choice affects…

  • Project price
  • Functionality
  • Overall design aesthetics

Since it’s so important to get this piece right, here are a few questions to think through before deciding on specific screens:

  • How much use will your screen porch get?
  • Do you have pets? Young kids?
  • How big of a concern is privacy?
  • What kind of weather, insects, and other region-specific issues will your screen porch endure?

Want more details and the full list of questions? Check out: 7 Questions to Help You Pick the Right Screens.

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