February 23, 2020

5 Great Reasons to Build a Screened Porch

By Niko Papaheraklis

One of the best ways to enjoy your house and the outdoors is by building a screened porch! It’s a feature that adds character and charm to any home while creating a welcoming environment for yourself and guests. Here are our five reasons why homeowners should build a screened porch:

1. It expands your living space

A screened porch creates a quiet space to read, catch up with friends, or to just enjoy the outdoors. Plus, you can eat outside without worrying about bugs flying around. It really does add a lot of value to your home.

2. Enhances curb appeal

A screened porch provides a welcoming entry and makes any home stand out from the rest. A porch can also be an easy way to take off muddy shoes or lay out wet umbrellas so the inside of your home remains clean.

3. Enjoy the outdoors while maintaining privacy

Imagine drinking a cup of coffee or tea as you wake up in the morning. Or imagine sneaking a little midnight snack while watching the stars. A screened porch provides privacy while you enjoy the outdoors and relax.

4. Protection from insects

Probably the most obvious reason to have a screened porch is that it protects you from insects like mosquitos or pesky flies. You no longer need bug zappers or harmful insecticides with a screened porch!

5. Enjoy the rain and the sun

Standing outside on a hot summer day may not be that appealing, but having a screened porch to provide you with cool shade makes it much more exciting! And not only that, but rain can now be a beautiful sight rather than a time for you to rush inside to keep dry.

At FineCraft Contractors, we are experts when it comes to custom builds and adding on new parts to your home. If a screened porch sounds like a great idea to you, call us at 301-330-9191 and we’ll give you a thoroughly thought out estimate.

George Papaheraklis is the founder of FineCraft Contractors, Inc., located in Gaithersburg, MD. Since 1985, FineCraft has been building houses, additions, kitchens, baths and more for discerning families. Their blog can be seen at https://finecraftcontractors.com/blog/ and they can be reached at 301-330-9191.

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