Does a Screened-In Porch Add Value to Your Home?
If you live in the South or another region of the country where temperatures are mild during much of the year, a screened-in porch will indeed add value to your home because you’ll be able to enjoy the sensation of being outdoors almost year-round without being exposed to insect attacks. Depending on the type of screening you choose for your porch enclosure, you might also get protection from light rain and solar heat and glare. This means you’ll be able to enjoy more square footage that’s suitable for entertaining, creating an inviting play space, or working with crafts in a well-ventilated area.
In terms of appraised value should your home go on the market, a screened-in porch is typically not considered part of your home’s main living area because it’s not air-conditioned or heated. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t a worthwhile investment. Most appraisers assign some value to a screened enclosure, and an attractive, usable outdoor living space is likely to appeal to potential homebuyers.
Even Better Than a Screened Porch: an Eze-Breeze Patio Enclosure
Of course, a sunroom with traditional windows and climate control is likely to qualify as additional living space that will significantly boost your home appraisal. But a sunroom is also an upgrade that is likely to cost more than the porch enclosure you have in mind. Why not explore the possibility of something in between?
The Eze-Breeze patio enclosure system features screens with vinyl-pane windows that slide vertically or horizontally to allow you to enjoy as much or as little fresh air as you’d like. When closed, Eze-Breeze windows can keep you and your patio furnishings dry no matter how hard it rains, and they’re available with tinting to provide privacy and shade that conventional porch screens simply can’t match. Moreover, when you invest in an Eze-Breeze porch enclosure, you’ll enjoy the appearance of a sunroom at a much more affordable price.
NewSouth Window Solutions is proud to offer and install the innovative porch systems from Eze-Breeze. Contact us today if you’d like to learn more.