7 Benefits of Screened-In Porches

Considering the fact that most Canadians have been cooped up indoors for the past year, it’s no wonder that many of us are itching to get back outside again. On top of dealing with the pandemic and strict stay-at-home orders, winter blues have also put a damper on a lot of people’s outdoor activities. Come spring and summer, most people will be looking for pretty much any excuse to get back outside again and bask in the sunshine. If you’re craving a little outdoor time in your own backyard, then you may want to consider installing outdoor privacy screens for your covered porch or deck.

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Why Installing Outdoor Privacy Screens for Porches and Decks Is a Good Idea

There are a lot of great benefits to having a screened-in porch or deck. As a lot of Canadians are still grappling with adjusting to pandemic life, we still have that natural urge to get outside and enjoy beautiful weather with our loved ones as much as we can. With that in mind, here are a few worthwhile benefits of installing outdoor privacy screens to your existing porch or deck.

Keeps Bugs Out

Imagine that after a long, cold, and practically uneventful winter season, it’s finally summertime. Sounds ideal, right? Well, that might not necessarily be the case if you’re forced to endure a swarm of mosquitos and other annoying insects while trying to spend a little quality time in your backyard with your family. A screened-in deck or porch is a cost-effective and simple solution to keeping insects out of your entertainment and relaxation-focused outdoor space.

Extends Your Living Space

Adding porch screens to your existing covered patio or deck is also a great way to extend your living space. Now you can get more use out of your patio or deck by adding stylish furnishings and other additions such as electrical outlets, low maintenance plants, comfortable seating, and a nice little entertainment area for you and your loved ones to enjoy any time.

As long as weather conditions aren’t too severe, you can spend as much time as you want in your new enclosure and even treat it like a second living room.

Increases Your Home’s Curb Appeal and Value

Home remodelling and additions can add a great deal of curb appeal and value to your existing structure. As long as it’s done right and you’re using high-quality materials that match the architectural design of your home, a screened-in porch or deck is a great way to give your home that unique flair that makes it stand out from all the others on your street.

Adding porch screens to your deck protects you and your family against these elements and extends the usability of your backyard space, which makes your home more valuable to potential future buyers.

Adds More Space to Entertain

Porch screens are incredibly durable and versatile in both function and form, which makes them the ideal vector for increasing your entertainment space. When it comes to designing an outdoor entertainment space, your options are unlimited. You can partially or completely enclose your deck or patio with porch screens.

For greater entertainment value, you can wire your outdoor living space to accommodate speakers, a television, or a radio and install a router to get a stronger Wi-Fi signal out on your back deck. While you’re at it, you might also want to consider installing outdoor LED lights for nighttime entertaining or spending a quiet evening reading a good book on your porch.

Creates an Outdoor Work-From-Home Space

Being stuck working in front of a computer screen for eight hours a day can be a real bummer, especially when you’re spending most of your time at home and have nowhere to go. By adding privacy screens for your porch, you now have the option of working outside in a moderately temperature-controlled space without having to combat bothersome glares on your computer screen.

High-quality porch screens reduce the amount of sunlight that enters into your outdoor space, so that you can comfortably spend time outside and get fresh air without contending with the nuisance of insects while you work.

Allows You to Enjoy More Outdoor Privacy

If privacy is a major concern for your backyard, then porch screens are an affordable, effective, and stylish solution. Not only do porch screens block out harmful UV rays from the sun, but they also provide cover for decks that are exposed to the elements, wide open spaces, or the prying eyes of neighbours.

 Provides Protection from All the Elements

Outdoor privacy screens keep your deck and patio safe and secure while protecting you and your family from the elements. This includes direct exposure to harmful UV rays from the sun, heavy wind, and rain, as well as dust, dirt, and other debris that may be blown into your backyard.

Screening in your deck allows you and your family get more use out of it in various weather conditions as long as they’re not too severe, and it protects your outdoor furniture.

Screened-In Porches from Dreamscreens Canada Inc.

As our company name suggests, Dreamscreens Canada Inc. is a proudly Canadian family-owned and operated company. We provide high-quality retractable and motorized bug and privacy screens for porches and decks that are equipped with our patented Wind Bar technology and exclusive Mesh Lock Track design to prevent damage and extend the lifespan of our product. We also offer a limited lifetime warranty on all of our products for your peace of mind. Feel free book a visit in our showroom in Oakville or contact us to speak to one of our outdoor screen experts to learn more about our one-of-a-kind products.