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Is a screened in deck worth it?

Archadeck of Kansas City clients love their screened in decks and porches. We assert they would tell you their screened project was well worth the investment.

It is important to understand that such a project can be a fantastic investment into your home. Building a custom screened in deck is an investment into the level of enjoyment you get from your home. It can also be a wise investment for future resale. More and more home buyers are looking for functional outdoor living spaces, and we have noted a trend of high resale value retention on screened porches in the Kansas City market.

Is a screened in deck worth it?Screened in deck in Gladstone MO

Does a deck require screens in order to be functional?

Covered decks are also very popular in the Kansas City area. Most of our clients wish for at least a covered deck for extended use of their outdoor living spaces. Covered decks also allow homeowners to protect their furnishings, décor items, and outdoor televisions. The covered deck below has many functional amenities under-roof, like recessed lighting, a ceiling fan, radiant porch heaters, and skylights. The only thing missing is a porch screen system.

Is a screened in deck worth it?Covered deck in Prairie Village KS

What makes a screened deck worth it?

While a roof adds great function to an outdoor living design, screens take that usefulness one step further. A roof will protect you from harsh sunlight and rain. Porch screens will further protect you from rain, keep insects out, and offer the feeling of a true outdoor room. If you choose to build a screened space, you will probably be able to use it more than just a roofed space. If you think that having a screened deck might make you feel confined, or create a space that is too dark, we can tell you that neither is the case. Cathedral ceilings and open gables will allow light to flow through freely, just like a covered deck. Screened in spaces can remain bright and airy and maintain an open-air feel – all while feeling like a protected, intimate sanctuary.

Is a screened in deck worth it?Gladstone MO screened in porch

Another added benefit of adding screens to your new outdoor living design is that screens offer an unobstructed view from within but provide privacy from without. Check out the same porch from the inside and outside!

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Are you ready to discuss your new screened in deck or porch design? Get in touch with our award-winning Design Consultants for a custom consultation by calling 913-851-3325 or emailing