Every home has an enclosed porch. This is defined as outdoor living area and thus it has fewer building code restrictions compared to other kind of porch. However, if your enclosed porch project would use a heater or cooler, you would need to comply with all the codes for indoor living projects like heating, lighting, insulation and electrical.
Making an enclosed porch can be a nice project if you have enough background on home construction. You can choose if you want to buy a screen porch package or you can build. You want to get a builder, your expenses must be cheaper since this usually requires basic carpentry skills. You can place skylights for a cooler surrounding. You can also use a space heater while cold season so you can have a more relaxing ambiance.
Enclosed porches can improve your house and look like other modern homes. Everything will look better if you pick those with artistic designs that accentuate the focal areas in your house. A lot of homeowners would choose to have it enclosed so it can be more secured. Doing this helps you to exercise your creative juices and resourcefulness. This will also prevent insects to bombard your family. Just pick the right materials and of you have a nice screened porch.
Make sure that you get the materials according to their durability. Redwood and cedar are highly recommended by the contractors since their longevity and other advanced features. Lumbers that are treated with pressure and wood fibers have insect-resistant features as well as anti-rot characteristics. A lot of homeowners do not know that they have a lot of choices available which can perfectly match their budget.
Before making your screened porch, assess everything especially your finances as to how much you are willing to pay for the project. Be specific with your goals in making the project. Do you wish to use it for relaxation or an additional attraction or venue for your parties or get-together on weekends? Knowing these things will give you focus on what you are about to enter into. Your porch does not always have to be rectangular in shape. Anything that will fit within the theme of the house will definitely look good.
This project is not an additional expense but more of an investment because this can improve the value of your house. Since you will spend your hard-earned money on this, be responsible with your finances.
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