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What are the disadvantages of a screened in porch?

Although Screened in porches are a great addition to any home there are a couple of disadvantages

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While porches can be a great addition to your home, there are some potential disadvantages.

Screened in Porches have a high upfront cost

custom porchScreened in porches are not an inexpensive addition to your home. When considering a screened porch, it’s important to speak with a professional who gives you realistic expectations of what your porch will cost. At Archadeck we share that our porch projects generally start around 40k. Of course, this number depends heavily on a variety of elements like size, location, material, roof style, design, & so much more. Consult with an Archadeck design consultant to understand the upfront costs of the porch you’re looking to build.

Will a screen porch protect you from the outdoor elements?

While a screen porch can keep out bugs, it may not be enough to keep out rain, wind, or extreme temperatures. Screen porches have the protection of roll screening which is great for mild weather. If you’re looking for something that is going to offer more protection, EZE-breeze windows may be a better option for you.

Screened in Porches require maintenance

Additionally, a screened porch may require more maintenance than other outdoor spaces, as the screens can become damaged or must be replaced over time. Also, it’s important to properly care for you porch with regular cleaning and inspecting

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Taking care of a Screen Porch

It’s important to keep your porch properly maintained. Here are some tips for maintaining a screened-in porch:

1. Regular clean screens: Over time dirt and debris can accumulate on your screens which makes them look dirty and harder to see through. Using a soft brush or duster to remove any dirt, dust, cobwebs, or other outdoor debris will help to keep your porch looking new.

2. Inspect for damage: Screens can become damaged from harsh weather, wind, or animals. Inspect your screens for tears, holes, and other signs of damage. Repair any damages in a timely manner to ensure no further damage occurs.

3. Clear Debris: Keeping your porch clean is important to ensure a long-lasting build. Remove leaves, twigs, and other debris that can accumulate around your porch. Keeping your porch free of debris helps keep away insects and critters.

Search screen porch builders near me and choose Archadeck of Charlotte.

Archadeck of Charlotte has been a trusted screen porch builder in Charlotte since 1988. We build truly custom screen porches of all shapes and sizes, tailored to each client’s outdoor living needs and budget requirements. Call us at (704) 850-6104 to schedule your complimentary screen porch design consultation.

Also read: How long should a screen porch last?