Screen porches are the best. This is particularly true in the Framingham area, where we have four distinct seasons. Each one is beautiful in its own way, but each one has its own particular ‘charm’ that can make enjoying the outdoors tough. We’ve just gotten over a tough winter, so there’s no reason to talk about that. Spring brings its share of heavy rains – being under the roof of a screened in porch means you can enjoy the fresh air without getting wet. Summer in Massachusetts means sunshine and more than a few mosquitos and flying biting insects. A screen porch provides a nice place to keep your family safe from West Nile, Zika, and other insect borne diseases. The fall is all about glorious color. It can get chilly fast. The screen porch provides a space sheltered from the wind, that can warmed with heaters to keep everyone comfortable.
As a Massachusetts screen porch deck company, we’ve seen increasing numbers of families choose screen porches. They’re particularly popular when there are younger children or pets who need a safe place where they can be easily supervised. Older family members also enjoy the screen porch a great deal, as they are easy to get to and provide shelter from the sun’s harsh rays.
Some families choose screen porches that can serve as a summer time bedroom. Designing a screen porch for this purpose means taking into account the natural need for privacy while maintaining the open, airy feel of the screen porches. We’ve had clients who use their screen porch as a home office: working from home has never been more awesome.
If you’re thinking about a screen porch for your Massachusetts home, but you’re not sure of how it would look or what a screen porch would cost, let us know. We’d be happy to go over your options with you!