Do you want to enjoy the beauty of nature without having to deal with the hot summer sun, pesky bugs, or the chance of rain? Maybe you should consider installing a screened in porch.
But before you jump at the chance to host your very first cookout in your own outdoor oasis, there are many things to consider. This article outlines what you need to know before you get started.
First of all, what type of screen are you going to use?
Some newer screens allow for much greater visibility than older, thicker screening materials. It is also important to purchase screen that is UV resistant. Some synthetic screens will breakdown in the harsh ultraviolet rays.
The best thing you can do is plan. A poorly planned porch can be too small or may not last very long. Here are some aspects common in many high-quality screened porches:
- They have vaulted ceilings
- They are at least 14 feet wide and 17 feet long
- They have generous overhangs that minimize rain from entering
- They have indirect lighting that washes the ceiling with a soft glow of light at night
- There are ample electric outlets for floor lamps, computers and possibly a television
Of course, the final decision is up to you. You are the one who has to be happy with the design and functionality of your porch. So tweak the plans and make this project your own.
For more design ideas or for any of your contracting needs, contact T.W. Ellis by calling 800-851-8335 or simply click here today!