Expanding your living space means making an important decision on what you want that space to be. You can add an amazing outdoor area with a beautiful deck, or keep some of that indoor charm with tons of natural light through a sunroom. Making that choice can be a tough one, but you might get the best of both options with a screened-in room.
A screened-in room, or a screened-in porch, is still a roofed structure with access to fresh air, but is enclosed by screens to better protect it. You might confuse a screened-in room with a sunroom, but there are a few things that set them apart. A sunroom has a roof and is enclosed with glass, and acts much more like an extra living room. The glass helps to keep the air conditioning in the summer, and the heat in the winter.
What you get with the screened-in porch is the mesh screens for walls. You have great access to fresh air and a cool breeze, and can still keep the bugs out. However, it can be more difficult to keep cool in the warm summer months.
If you and your family are the type that want to connect more with the great outdoors, then a screened-in room is right for your home. You will also end up saving more on your installation costs by choosing a screened-in room rather than a sunroom. Sunrooms require more materials and more labor. Because screened-on rooms are open to the outdoors, fewer materials are needed. It also takes less money and effort to maintain.
Before you decide to add a screened-in room to your home, you need to think about a few things. For instance, consider what you will use the room for, how often you will use the space, and will you want to install any electronics to the room like a television or computer.
Giving your family the comfort of a cool breeze on a summer evening is possible with a screened-in room. When your home needs that extra space and extra connection to the outdoors, the builders at Precision Decks and Sunrooms can help guide you through the process, and give you all the advice you need.
At Precision Decks and Sunrooms, all of our projects bring the strength and durability that you would expect with a fresh addition. For more information on the benefits of adding a screened-in room to your house, call Precision Decks and Sunrooms today at 616-874-2300. As a premier remodeling company, it is our duty to provide the customer with their dream construction.