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Screened-in Porches: a Winter Escape

November 15, 2017

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Once summer ends, we tend to spend less and less time outdoors. Don’t let the colder temperatures that fall and winter bring keep you from enjoying your outdoor living space. Here’s how having a screened-in porch installed can provide you with a warm and cozy winter escape!

Screened-in Porches: A Winter Escape

Benefits of a Screened-In Porch

Privacy. Covered screened porches make your outdoor living space more private and intimate.

No Pests. Although many bugs stay hidden when colder weather comes, a screened-in porch will help keep the resilient ones away.

Year-round Use. Get more from the price you paid for your home by using its outdoor space all year long.

More Functionality. Having a screened-in living space outdoors allows for more activities during the time of year when most people stay cooped up inside.

Increases Value. A screened-in porch will be attractive to future homebuyers and can act as a big selling point when you put your house on the market.

Decoration. Do you love to decorate? With a screened-in porch, you’ve got more space to dress up your home for the holidays and show it off to friends and family.

Screened-In Porch Additions

Hot Tub. Installing a screened-in porch around an existing outdoor hot tub, or adding a hot tub to your new screened-in porch are perfect ways to enjoy the outdoors while staying comfortable and warm during the winter.

Space Heater. Keep your outdoor living space warm by installing a heating element inside your porch. Ask your contractor for advice on this to ensure that your space can be heated safely, and without risk of fire.

Dining Area. There is plenty of time before the weather gets unbearably cold to enjoy the cooler days of Fall, so why not plan dinner outside? The screens will keep bugs away and still allow for a private meal.

Plants. Cold weather doesn’t mean you can’t decorate your space with pretty plants and flowers! Add color and life to your screened-in porch with winter-flowering plants like Camellias and Holly.

North American Deck and Patio, LLC is a Maryland deck builder with over 20 years of experience in the industry. We pride ourselves on helping our customers make the most of their outdoor living spaces. If you’re interested in having a new screened-in porch installed at your home, or would like to inquire about our other services, contact us today!

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