There are several reasons enclosed decks are so appealing. First and foremost, let’s talk about privacy. An open deck means you can see everything that’s going on around you, in all directions – and it means other people can see you on your deck. If you’d prefer to not be on continual display to your neighbors, community, and random passers-by, an enclosed deck makes sense.
Another reason enclosed decks are awesome has to do with everyone’s least-favorite flying insect, the mosquito. Those little buzzers bite – and sometimes they’re passing along deadly diseases when they do so! If you’re worried about West Nile Virus or other insect-borne illnesses, you’ll appreciate how an enclosed deck – which can feature screens or windows, per your preferences – keeps the mosquitoes outdoors.
The screens and windows that keep biting insects outdoors can also keep other allergens, such as pollen, from getting into your living space. That’s useful to know if someone in your family has allergies or environmental sensitivities.
Enclosed decks are a very cost-effective way to add usable living space to your home. If you’ve got a busy, active family, it doesn’t take long for the house to fill up with noise. The enclosed deck can serve as a quiet retreat space, where you can enjoy a cup of coffee, curl up with a book, or just have a moment to yourself – or, conversely, you can send the kids onto the deck to play safely while you enjoy some peace and quiet indoors.
Enclosed decks are a smart option for pets as well – they love the fresh air, and you will love the fact they just can’t wander off. Older pets are particularly appreciative of enclosed decks, especially on sunny days.
If you’re interested in having an enclosed deck, you have options. Talk to your Framingham deck contractor about having your existing deck closed in, or about having an enclosed deck added to your home.