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How to Waterproof a Screened Porch

How to Waterproof a Screened Porch

Keep the rain out of your screened porch with Mid-Atlantic Deck & Fence!

Sitting on a screened porch is an enjoyable experience; you listen to the birds singing, the rain falling, and the breeze going by. You aren’t bothered by the sun or insects, since you are under the cover of a sturdy roof. Most of the time, you don’t suffer from the rain, either, but in strong gusts, you might find it splashing onto you from the nearby window. There are more ways than one to waterproof a screened porch; here they are below!


Awnings help add comfort to your screened porch in more ways than one. Installing permanent or retractable awnings around the perimeter of your screened porch will help to keep the rainfall at bay as well as increase shade. Extending rain’s vertical reach will help to reduce the likelihood of rain coming through your screens, but it is not altogether foolproof.


Louvers within windows or window blinds can also help waterproof your screened porch. With the ability to open or close them whenever you please, you can have the best of sunshine and protection from the wind and rain. Once again, it is not a guaranteed solution for keeping out the rain, but it is generally effective.

Clear Screens

Another simple and more solid way to keep rain out of your screened porch is to have removable screens that you can attach to the tops, sides, and bottoms of your screen windows with hooks, velcro, or magnets. These screens can be a durable, clear plastic or a waterproof fabric. This option requires the most DIY effort.

PGT Windows

Mid-Atlantic Deck & Fence in Gambrills, MD, has a more permanent solution: PGT windows that can slide open and close with ease. PGT brand vinyl windows can be customized to fit inside your existing screened porch framework; they are also lightweight and easily removable. This rugged vinyl sliding panel window is flexible, easy-to-clean, and more affordable than glass! Best of all, it is guaranteed to waterproof your screened porch. For more information, contact Mid-Atlantic Deck & Fence!

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