Screen Out the Bugs in the DMV with a Screen Porch

Posted in: Screen Porch, Bug Problems, Deck Building Tips

James Moylan

Wednesday, January 08, 2020


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What's one of the biggest complaints people have about trying to enjoy the outdoors while sitting on their decks? Bugs. Stink bugs, flies, hornets, wasps, yellow jackets, mosquitoes. These stinging and flying insects native to Maryland force you to arm yourself with bug spray, fly swatters, and citronella candles when you’re outside.

What if you didn’t need all those supplies? What if you could enjoy the fresh air without having to worry about what’s buzzing around your head?

A screen porch is the answer.


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If you’re irritated by outside pests, you probably don’t use your deck as often as you’d like. Making the decision to add screens and roofing to your deck expands your living space tremendously and increases your range of outdoor activities. Work, read, or play with your kids without worrying about bug bites. Plan a cookout with family and friends, and actually eat outside without having to swat away bothersome bugs. Socialize during the day or night shielded from pests. Not to mention, with lighting and ceiling fans in your screen porch, you can be even more comfortable outdoors than you ever thought possible.

To ensure your screen porch will truly be a bug-free zone, we install screens below your existing decking – there won’t be any errant pests buzzing up through the boards – as well as in the roof soffits and all open bays. The Andersen 3000 series storm doors we install will also keep the bugs away.

Adding livable square footage to your home is one of the best investments you can make, and in this area, where the climate is temperate throughout the fall, you can comfortably use your screened-in deck for at least nine months of the year.

Check out the best of our screen porches in Potomac, Maryland. Design Builders is the premier design and build firm for the DMV.

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