In outdoor structure design, little things can mean a lot. Today we want to share one of the seemingly little things we build in as a standard function in our screened porches. This little thing can bring a lot of unexpected comfort.
If decking is the flooring if your screened porch, It’s important to make sure your builder screens under the decking as well as above. This is true of wooden and synthetic deck floors alike. Any gap, no matter how minimal will lead to the presence of insects in your screened porch, and especially mosquitoes!
Many times, a big reason homeowners choose a screened porch is to keep the bugs out. This is the beauty of having a screen porch, you can enjoy your outdoor room anytime day or night without worrying about spiders, moths, beetles and above all – mosquitoes.
Back in the early days of screened porch additions, builders rarely worried about insects gaining access to the interior of screened porches because “back in the day” many homeowners opted for outdoor carpeting installed within their space.The carpet was installed directly atop the floor of the screened porch and provided a barrier against insects finding their way into the porch up through the decking boards. In the last decade or so, the design of screened porches has evolved to more elegant spaces with a rustic appeal; thus making the carpeted look a thing of the past.
The bottom line is if there is gap in your screened porch flooring, no matter how miniscule, bugs and skeeters will find their way in. Little things mean a lot. This is just one of the standard construction details we build into all of our porches.
Archadeck of the Piedmont Triad is the area’s premiere outdoor structure specialist. Contact us to make sure your screened porch addition is built to the highest standards and no detail is overlooked during your construction.
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