Benefits of Having a Screened Porch on Your Home

Posted By rendon on April 8th, 2011 in decks, exterior remodeling, Fairfax County Virginia, general contractor, home additions, home remodeling, home renovations, Loudoun County Virginia, northern Virginia, screened porch No Comments

Have you ever thought of adding a screened porch to your house, but are not sure if it is a great idea or not?  Rendon Remodeling & Design who serves the northern Virginia area is going to give you some great information about screened porches and the benefits of having one on your home.

There are many benefits to adding a screened porch to your home.  It creates a great space to enjoy the outdoors without all the insects and bugs constantly bugging you.  In addition to being pest free, a screened porch will shelter you from the harsh elements of mother nature such as a rainy day or the blazing sun on a hot day.  Enjoying your time in a covered screened porch on a hot day will keep you cooler inside the porch than outside the porch, and you will appreciate the nice cool breeze.

When you build your new screened porch, you will have to consider the natural light that you will lose in the room behind the porch.  A great way to bring in more natural light is adding skylights.  Adding skylights and additional artificial lighting is a great way to brighten up the area.

Another consideration is the temperature on those hot summer days.  Living in northern Virginia, the humidity levels can get extremely high and sometimes with no breeze at all.  This creates an uncomfortable feeling outside.  A great way to make your screened porch more comfortable and create air movement is to add a ceiling fan.  Depending on the size of your screened porch, you may need more than one ceiling fan to create enough air circulation.

One of the greatest benefits of a screened porch is all the enjoyable activities.  A covered porch is a great place to entertain with friends and family.  It is also a great place to spend some quiet relaxing time.  You can just relax and enjoy the peaceful nature in your backyard.  This is a great getaway to read, sew, sleep, or just relax in a peaceful environment.  In addition to a great place to entertain and relax, it becomes a safe and fun play area for the kids.  The kids don’t have to be trapped inside on a rainy day if they have a nice screened porch to play on.

There are many benefits for families to enjoy a screened porch.  It also adds value to your home and is great for resale if you ever decide to put your house on the market.  Not only does a screened porch add value to your home and add wonderful curb appeal, it will add great value to your families lifestyle by providing a cozy shelter to relax and enjoy.

Rendon Remodeling & Design can help you design and build your new screened porch.  If you are interested in learning more or would like to schedule a free consultation, please fill out our online contact form or call us at (703)444-3127.

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