Screened Porch or Sunroom – which is right for your home?

 Screened Porch or Sunroom – which is right for your home?

Summer is a great season to enjoy a lot of time outdoors. Whether you’re looking to spend time drinking coffee as the sun comes up or you’re interested in throwing a few summer BBQs, the last thing you want to pester you is bugs and mosquitos.

Unfortunately, regardless of how many times you spray or have your yard fumigated for these bugs, they simply are a thing of the outdoors and will sweep in to try and ruin your time outdoors.

So, how do you solve that issue? The best way is to install a sunroom or a screened porch.

Sunroom vs Screened Porch

Before you have a contractor and custom windows company come out to your property to start quoting prices, you’ll want to fully understand which of these two options is best for your home, property, and budget.

The purpose of both is to provide homeowners with a space they can use that is free from bugs, pests, and rodents while still enjoying the outdoors. One option provides the homeowner with an enclosed space that has finished walls and the other isn’t as complex.

A sunroom is a room that’s built with windows as an addition to your home. A screened porch is a porch that’s built (like a deck) that has screens instead of windows to keep bugs out.

A sunroom does now allow air flow whereas a screened porch does.

Are you starting to see the questions that may come up as you’re deciding which option to choose?

Questions to ask yourself

  • Do I want a space that allows airflow?
  • How enclosed do I want the space?
  • Will screens be better for my situation or windows?
  • How large of an area do I need?
  • What is the purpose I’ll use this room for?
  • Is that purpose one that I should invest in?

Once you’ve had time to evaluate the two and answer these common questions, you’ll know which option is right for you and which contractors to call for estimates.

Teresa Martinez

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