Adding a screen room is a good way to make the most of an existing deck or patio by creating an extra living space. A screen room or screen porch sits on the outside perimeter of your home just like decking or a patio would, but is surrounded with screen panels and has a roof. A screen room provides a fresh, enjoyable outside space with the creature comforts of a room in your home, and of course it cuts down on the amount of insects you will need to deal with, too. A screen room is a lovely way to enjoy your outside space but with some protection from the elements, and makes a great place to entertain, spend time with your family, or sit and enjoy your garden.
There are many material options for the screens in your screen room. Copper, aluminum and fiberglass mesh are all popular choices and are available in a variety of sizes and finishes. Some screens are so fine they are really easy to see through.
You'll also find plenty of flooring options for your screen room. Indoor outdoor carpet is always popular as it looks welcoming and homely but is hard wearing and made to withstand UV rays and moisture. Indoor outdoor carpet is short piled and comes in a range of colors and patterns to match your decor. Porcelain tile can also be used, and gives an elegant finish to your screen room. Porcelain tile can withstand outdoor temperatures, and is available in a wide range of colors and finishes to complement your screen room. You might also opt for wooden deck tiles which slot together to give a warm, modern finish. Wooden deck tiles look attractive and are designed to stand up well to the elements.
There are many options when it comes to choosing roofing for your screen porch. For a touch of character, you can opt for a wide variety of wood finishes, from whitewashed slats to rustic exposed beams. Fiberglass panels let in the light and can make your screen porch light and airy. Tiles provide a sturdy roof choice, while composite roofing works well and can be made to match the exterior of your home.
Designing and fitting a screen porch is a rewarding project which can add value to your home, and extend your living space by giving you a room where you can enjoy the fresh air and the beauty of your garden while still having the creature comforts of home.