There are many areas of the country where it is essential to have an enclosed area or screened porch during the heat of summer. And not just to provide a little shade… very hot climates also tend to come with a substantial amount of bugs and flying insects which you need protection from if you’re planning to spend any serious amount of time outdoors. Not only do screened porches afford you clear views of your backyard and the kids playing, but they add an additional living space to your home, which in turn, adds a significant amount of value to your property.
Most screened porches are wood framed decks enclosed with simple screening, which make them an ideal DIY project for a homeowner. However, if you are looking to add more elements, like stone or granite flooring, built in lighting or sound systems, you would be best to enlist the help of a contractor for the project.
On this page of RenoCompare.com, review pictures of screened porches built or installed by other homeowners and contractors. Get ideas for your own project, or share a completed project of your own.