Welcome back to the Metro Screenworks blog! Screen products are ultimately about providing protection and enhancing your comfort, and porch enclosures are no different: they allow you to enjoy the outdoors without having to douse yourself in bug spray or spend your time on your porch swatting gnats and other pests. Anyone can benefit from installing an enclosed porch on their home. However, today, we are going to talk about the benefits of a porch enclosure for those who live near the coast.
Keep Bugs & Pests Away
Whether you like to sit out on the porch and read a book, entertain, or just watch the sunset, there is nothing that can detract from your enjoyment of the moment quite like pesky insects, snakes, lizards, and gators. Pests can all take a toll on our patience and eventually make us never want to set foot outside our door. A porch enclosure and one equipped with screens like tiny mesh made to handle even the smallest intruders such as gnats can help you enjoy your time outside.
Screened-in porch is the perfect way to corral pets when you want to spend time with them but don’t want to have to keep track of their wanderings. Whether it's your cat or your dog, even the most behaved pet can wander off to bark at a squirrel or swat at a bird. A porch enclosure can make sure they stay near you and avoid tussling other furry creatures living in your neighborhood. What’s more, screens can help to protect them from harmful insects that can cause them discomfort.
Protect Your Child
Enjoying the outdoors with your child is a time that you both need and can create unforgettable memories. However, pests can turn that time into a nightmare. Keep your child safe, avoid harmful bug sprays, and allow yourself to relax as you and your child are together on your porch. A porch enclosure can be an easy way to allow your child to enjoy fresh air outside without you worrying about harmful pests and them wandering off.
A Place to Entertain, Even In Bad Weather
Mother Nature can have a mind of her own and can turn an outdoor get-together into a rained out mess within minutes. A porch enclosure, on the other hand, can give you an option for entertaining guests no matter the weather and how pesky the bugs are that season. Building a porch enclosure can provide you one more space to entertain with the benefits of outdoor fresh air and temperatures. What’s more, this space can be enjoyed almost all year round depending on where you live and the amenities you add to your porch enclosure.
Shaded Outdoor Area
A porch enclosure can provide a shaded area for you and your family to enjoy no matter how much the sun is beating down that day. When you install solar screens, you can enjoy sun protection any time of day reducing your need to apply sunscreen when you want to enjoy a little bit of fresh air on the porch. Solar screen can also be helpful if your screen enclosure is a favorite place for your kids or pets to play.
A porch enclosure can also reduce maintenance needs. Leaves, palm branches, and other debris are kept outside where they belong instead of your porch when you install an enclosure. What’s more, a screened-in porch can also protect your furniture from unnecessary wear from the elements and critters.
To create a porch enclosure that you can enjoy and will stand up to the test of time, shop Metro Screenworks. We offer screen systems that make installing an enclosure fast and easy such as Genius Expanse Screened-In Porch Windows, Screen Tight, pre-made panels, and more. We also provide screen rolls, screen frame, hardware, and tools, if you decide you’d like to make your own screen panels. We even offer tempered glass panels to help you close up your enclosure for the season. Shop our website today!