If you have a deck in your backyard, you have an awesome place for outdoor entertaining and creating a beautiful outdoor living space. But sometimes, that deck – open to the rain, open to the wind, open to the bugs – is not quite what you want and need. Thankfully there’s an option that doesn’t require completely demolishing what you already have to build what you think you want. You could actually convert an existing deck into a screened-in porch. Screened in porches have tons of amazing benefits. Read on to learn more.
Why Do You Want A Screened Porch?
Before you begin, you need to ask yourself why you want a screened-in porch. There are lots of benefits to having a deck, and most of these are retained when you convert to a screened-in porch, but not all of them. Do you really love your deck? Are you actually ready to convert it or at least part of it to something else? If you love your deck the way it is and you’re just screening in the porch to improve your home value, this may not be the best way to go about that. If, however, you love being out on your deck, but you don’t love the bugs, or you hate going in when it rains, or you need shade now more than you did when you were younger, screening it in could be a great solution. Screening in your deck and adding a roof to make it a screened porch can accomplish these goals.
Unlimited Design Opportunities
Since you have a solid, strong deck to start with, you have nearly unlimited design options. You could have something completely temporary, akin to a screened pop-up over your deck, or something permanent and intricate, designed and constructed by a professional. Within that incredibly broad range, you can realize your dreams.
Benefits of Converting A Deck
The biggest benefit of converting a deck is that you already have the foundation for the structure. You can build up from what you have and already use, adding the roof and screening options that best fit your needs.
The biggest potential pitfall is that the deck you have may not be able to support the screened-in porch that you want. If that is the case, you may have to scale back your vision a little, but your professional team can help you make those determinations.
Call Mid-Atlantic Deck & Fence For Your New Deck or Fence!
Mid-Atlantic Deck & Fence has almost 30 years of experience in building beautiful custom fences, gazebos, screened-in porches, and decks throughout the state of Maryland. We have the expertise to design your dream fence or custom deck and have it installed in a headache-free process. Give us a call at 1-800-833-9310 or visit us online for a quote today! We offer many different styles of fencing and decking, in addition to custom options designed specifically to suit your preferences and tastes. To see examples of our work and get more tips on how to choose the right decking for your family, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Houzz, Pinterest, YouTube, and LinkedIn.