With the Okanagan sun already shining bright so soon, it’s time to haul out your porch furniture and start making the most of it. Hold on though, do you have porch screens or is all your furniture just out in the open air? If it’s the latter, you might want to reconsider adding screens to it this year. Not only does it have significant benefits, but can also improve your health and enjoyment of your front or backyard. Read on to learn more . . .
Nothing ruins a meal faster than bugs like wasps swooping in and crashing the party. Flies, mosquitos, and other bugs can also make the dinner you spent hours on a total loss as your friends and family tumble over each other trying to avoid getting stung or bitten. Set yourself up for success and add screens to your porch to enjoy the insectless rewards.
If you live in a particularly windy area, you’ll likely find yourself often cleaning your deck or porch of leaves and other outdoor junk. Fun fact: screened-in porches can reduce cleaning time and prevent dastardly nature bits from invading your carefully set-up outdoor space. Don’t spend your valuable hours frequently cleaning up your porch and install some outdoor screens for your space.
Staying cool in the summer can be a challenge, but you can climate control your space a little more by installing screens to your porch. It might not sound like screens could significantly reduce heat, you know since they’re full of holes and fairly thin, but depending on the weave and type of screen you can almost block out the sun if you so desire. Not only does this reduce your chance of falling asleep in the sun and waking up more red than an Okanagan wine, but you can also get a cool outdoor space to relax in.
With a screen-enclosed porch you essentially gain another room for your home; what you choose to do with it is up to you. Your porch can be a great space for meals, but it can also be a great place to set up for working or just relaxing. Some of the best summer days can be spent reading a good book under the sun with a cool breeze on your porch.
Screened-in porches provide a great way to take control of your outdoor space. In addition to the above benefits, another great reason to consider adding screens to your patio or porch is the value it adds to your property. Screen-enclosed porches are a great cost-effective way to quickly improve your home’s worth. Plus, it’s a relatively inexpensive home improvement project with great aforementioned benefits; it’s an excellent place to start when improving your home’s value.