Screened-in porches are porches covered by window screens. These types of porches are just as breezy as regular ones, but they have the added benefit of no bugs. If you want to install a screened-in porch, here’s our guide.
The extra cost
Screened-in porches certainly do come at an extra cost, although you can easily save. If you need a completely new porch, you will be looking at a hefty sum – but if you are converting a pre-existing porch, you will find that the rates are a lot less.
You should also bear in mind how a screened-in porch may affect your property taxes. If you are expanding your cabin, it will undoubtedly cause them to increase – and it’s difficult to give a rough estimation because it varies from state to state. Even if you are just adding screens to your porch, we recommend thoroughly looking into the change in property tax.
It’s also worth considering that adding a screened porch will add value to your cabin, should you ever wish to sell it. If you look at it as an investment, it doesn’t seem quite as expensive!
What decor to use
There’s a variety of decor that you can use when building your screened-in porch. Using hardwoods will give you more of a feel of being outside, or you could try tiles which you can buy in a range of different patterns.
There are also a variety of screens that you can choose from. If you want to save, opt for pre-cut screens – choose these before you start building your porch, as then you can make sure that the screens will fit.
You will also need to choose your screen materials. Fiberglass is the least costly, but other materials are better at stopping pollen, bugs, dust, and UV light from entering.
Building a screened-in porch is a bit more complicated than you might think, but it’s an excellent investment and will add extra appeal to your cabin!