3 Reasons to Add Screens to Your Porch
Expert Advice

We’re getting into the season of all things outdoor, including backyard tailgate parties. Make your outdoor entertainment space better with enclosed porch screens.

Spring, summer, and fall are the best seasons for all things outdoors, including backyard homegate parties. Now that we’re enjoying the summer, you’re probably already gearing up to host outdoor festivities for holidays and major sporting events. Porches are ideal locations for these outdoor events because they provide comfortable shade and plenty of space for people to relax. You can make your porch even more comfortable by adding screens. Keep reading to learn about the three reasons to add screens to your porch this summer.

1. Low Maintenance Outdoor Living

Many people are satisfied with outdoor living on a traditional open porch. Being outside on a porch is pleasant during most seasons, and the addition of screens may not seem entirely necessary. But adding screens can better protect your porch. It makes for easier, lower maintenance outdoor living.

Right now, your open porch can get wet in the rain and cluttered with anything the wind blows in. While screens can’t entirely seal out rain, they can better protect your outdoor furniture than an open porch can. They can keep out wind-blown debris. This means you won’t have to spend time drying your chair cushions or sweeping your porch nearly as much. You’ll be able to enjoy low maintenance outdoor living.

2. Better Entertainment Space

With your outdoor living space better protected from the elements thanks to screens, your outdoor entertainment space will also be better. You’ll no longer have to plan for backups like tents or moving inside during the big game. And since the screens will keep out most bugs, you won’t have to worry about finding a gnat in your beer or shooing a fly off your burger, something both you and your guests will appreciate.

3. Increase Home Value

Depending on how big your porch is and what kind of screens you add, you may end up paying thousands of dollars to screen your porch. You may think your home tailgates and parties are comfortable enough without screening your porch. Although screening your porch does require a pretty big chunk of change, you’ll see that money come back due to your home’s increased value. The average American moves around 11 times in their life, so even if you don’t plan on moving anytime soon, chances are that you’ll move eventually. A screened-in porch will increase your home value when you do.

There are many reasons to add screens to your enclosed porch this summer, but enjoying low maintenance outdoor living, creating a better entertainment space, and increasing your home value are three of the biggest reasons to do so. Screening in your porch will keep you comfortable through the spring, summer, and fall, whether you’re by yourself or hosting others.