Things To Consider When Planning To Build A Screened-In Porch

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If you have decided that a screened-in porch would be the perfect addition to your home, you will want to make sure that you are carefully reviewing the following points. This way, you will have a better chance at ending up with a quality screened-in porch that you will be able to enjoy for many years.

Carefully Consider The Placement Of The Door

When you are building a screened-in porch, you will need a door that opens up to the yard. It is important to be careful with the placement of this door. If you place it too close to the door of the house, you might find that when both are opened at the same time, the flow of foot traffic is interrupted. You do not want to find yourself having to make sure one door remains closed so you can open the other door. Both doors should be able to be opened at the same time without any issues.

Remember That Not All Screen Material Is The Same Quality

You might want to refrain from using the hand stretched screen material because it can be hard to work with. It can also bend and break easily, which means you will find yourself needing to replace portions of it sooner than you might like. Instead, you will want to consider using fiberglass screens since they do not crease and they last a lot longer.

Consider Your Electrical Needs

If you are going to spend a lot of time on your screened-in porch, you might want to think about having some additional electrical outlets installed. This way, you will be able to easily plug in fans, televisions, lights, cellular phone charger, or anything else that you may want out on the porch with you. Since rain can still blow into the screened-in porch, you will want to make sure that you are hiring a professional electrician for the installation of outdoor outlets.

Think About The Type Of Ceiling You Want

This is an important decision to make because the style you pick will determine the feel of the porch once it is complete. For example, a flat ceiling may make the screened-in porch feel a little more like an interior room. If you want more of an outdoor and open feel, then you might want to opt for the cathedral ceiling.

Once you are ready to start with the creation of your screened-in porch, you will want to start talking to professional porch builders in order to find the best one for the job.

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