Adding a Screened-in Porch to Your Existing Deck

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If you’ve recently been spending more time at home you are probably becoming increasingly interested in making your deck more comfortable. You’re not alone. Your deck can be transformed into a space that extends the area of your indoor living area. At SEAL-A-DECK we have many options for getting more enjoyment from your next. We know that a deck can get too hot, cold, or windy, or can invite pests, so here’s the process for relieving those issues by adding a screened-in porch to your deck.

The Benefits of a Screened-In Porch

By adding a screened-in porch you are adding value to your deck. An open deck is really only as useful as the weather permits, while a screened area will give you the ability to enjoy your deck regardless of Mother Nature’s mood. You won’t just be avoiding the elements, you’ll be dodging the many pests that invade the Northeast every year. You can also increase your home’s value by creating this all-season space. If you’re interested in selling at some point, a screened porch can be a selling point for many buyers.

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How We Do It

The first thing you need to be aware of is what you have budgeted for the screened-in porch project for your home. This can help determine how the next steps will flow. The second step when adding anything to your current deck is to evaluate if your foundation can withstand the additional weight. Our experienced technicians will conduct a thorough examination of the structure and substructure to determine its ability to hold your new screened-in porch. Another thing to consider is that if it is screened in, it will need a roof. This adds much more weight to the existing structure and it has to be load-bearing. If there is anything alarming or deteriorating, these will need to be addressed prior to any new construction happening.

The last step is deciding if you want the entire deck screened in or just a portion. There’s no one right answer for every customer. This is truly left up to your personal preferences. We can also expand the existing deck if that makes more sense to your particular deck situation. The options can only be covered once we have that evaluation completed though. A SEAL-A-DECK technician can go over the pros and cons of all of your options to help you decide what you want. We want to be a partner in the process. You’re not alone in this!


Let’s Get Started

If you can’t take another minute in the Massachusetts summer sun or you’re more than tired of the pests swarming, let’s get started on that screened-in porch. You don’t have to suffer and let’s make your deck perfect for your needs. Give us a call today at 1-877-SEALADECK to speak to a decking specialist right now. We have over 20 years in the decking business and can work with you to build a screened-in porch that is perfect for your family.


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