Convert your Deck to a Porch or Screened Porch to a Sunroom?

Your open porch, patio or deck is a great place to spend time relaxing with family and friends.  The unfortunate side is it’s only usable when the weather cooperates.  How many times has the weather chased  a planned get together or outdoor party indoors?  The number one reason many homeowners want a screen porch or sunroom is protection from the changing weather . Converting a deck to a screened porch or 3-season room might not be as difficult or expensive as you may think.  If  you have an adequate sized deck that you can “beef” up structurally to handle the addition of a roof load it may be very possible to create a screened porch on your home.  If you already have an upper-level deck over say a walk out lower level it is  possible to waterproof the bottom of the upper deck, create a ceiling and add screened sides. Today the saying” don’t move improve” is more prosaic than ever.   Screened porches

Screened Porch

can be DIY project.  It takes definite  construction know how.  Most people prefer to have a professional build their porch.  A knowledgeable builder will take the time to discuss  your needs, wants and budget.  Guiding you through a variety of ideas and choices.  Helping you visualize your possibilities.  Also they can work with you on a  custom design to achieve a porch that seamlessly blends with your home’s architectural style and looks.

If you have an existing screened porch.  It might possible to close it in completely with the addition of windows.  There are numerous choices and styles of windows  available depending on the look you want, the amount of glass, and the energy efficiency.  Do you want your sunroom to be a  heated and cooled space?  That will certainly extend your home square footage amount ;  allowing you a weather tight room you can use year-round.

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