Screened Porches

Screened Porches The appealing thought of relaxing on the porch and enjoying a couple of beers can carry you through a stressful day at work. More often than not, however, you’ll find your porch riddled with bugs and yourself battling mosquitoes instead of relaxing. Porches are great but they don’t always offer you complete protection from the insects, especially in the evening. The best way to counter this problem is to invest in porch enclosures.

Most of Setting Sun Patios & Decks’ clients realize the need to cover their porches. Our clients in Raleigh, Cary, Wake Forest, Garner and Apex usually prefer the more economical option of screens to sunrooms. In fact, we’re seeing a number of clients adding screens to their porches in Chapel Hill, Durham, Morrisville, Knightdale and Clayton.

The Practicality Screened Porches

A screened porch might look like a sunroom, conservatory or solarium, but it isn’t any of those. A screened porch is open air; the screens are netted and this allows outside air to come in. They keep the bugs and insects out and allow you to enjoy the natural breeze and weather. If you want a shaded area in your home, this design would work well for you.

You have a solid roof over your head and floorings as well, only the walls are made of screens. You have an the option of building a retractable screen porch. The structure is generally an extension of your home and should be similar in design. Construction of the roof and installing the flooring requires a bit of expense but generally, a screened porch is more affordable than the other available options available.

What Does Your Screened Porch Need?

Screened Porches Unfortunately, screened porches don’t always fit into the design of your home. They fit best with Craftsmen or similarly styled homes. If you have a modern, contemporary-style home, the porch would need to be designed carefully and with keen attention to detail so that it doesn’t clash with the styling of your home.

When we design such porches, we ensure that there’s consistency throughout the structure. The roof tiles are of the same design as your house; the trimming utilized doesn’t clash with the exterior look of the structure. We make sure to install outdoor flooring on your porch so that it can withstand the elements. It’s recommended that you use the same flooring material for the walkways and pathways too.

Screened Porch Designs

Only when the design is cohesive, does the porch look great and enhance the overall appeal of your home. Within the porch, you can install fans, lights and even a fireplace. The screens offer very little insulation properties and you may not be able to use these spaces on cold days. However, they add an interesting and somewhat old-world charm to your home.

If you have any questions or if you wish to get an estimate for installing screened porches, call Setting Sun Patios & Decks at 919-272-0050. You can also get in touch with us by filling out this contact us form. We’ll get back to you.