Savvy homeowners are always looking for that perfect renovation project that makes their home more livable and aesthetically pleasing. At the same time, people want renovations that make an impact in terms of market appeal and property value. Ideally, if you’re going to invest thousands of dollars into a renovation project, it would check all of these boxes.

But that’s not usually the case. Few renovations are absolutely perfect in every way, and there are almost always compromises to be made. The question is, which renovations represent the best combination of values and goals that matter to you as a homeowner?

Screen porches are a strong consideration for many people, and for good reason. Let’s take a look at some of the distinct advantages of investing in a screened porch for your home.

1. Versatility

The screened porch adds functional square footage that can be used any number of ways. Family dining, entertaining, quiet time, and game night — these are all common ways to use a screened porch. And on rainy summer days, it’s a great way to breath the fresh air while staying dry. Versatile, multi-functional space is a very hot topic in home renovation these days, and screened porches are actually a perfect way to achieve it. With the right concept, your screened porch can easily be set up for multiple different uses.

2. Safe play space for kids

Parents of young children are often worried about various dangers of the outdoors or other areas of the house. A screened porch is a great place to set up a safe play space for young children, giving them plenty of room to run around and play in a safely enclosed area. Again, the fresh air and semi-outdoor environment is an added benefit.

3. Low maintenance

Screened windows themselves are easy to clean with a moist broom, and storm windows can easily be installed to improve insulation performance during cold winter months. If you choose a synthetic or ceramic floor for your screen porch, cleaning becomes even easier.

4. Curb appeal

It’s no secret that today’s homeowner is on the lookout for market value and curb appeal. So where do screened porches fit into this picture? Well, it clearly depends on how well they were designed and built. But when a screen porch is expertly designed, well-conceived and professionally built, there’s every chance that your home will be bumped up in terms of local market value.

A renovation you can be proud of

Reaching your goal of having a screened porch may involve renovating an existing space, or it may involve a totally new addition. Either way, you’re going to need a professional home renovator in order to achieve the results you want (unless you happen to be trained and experienced in renovations of this level). If you’re considering a screened porch for your home, discuss the pros and cons with a reputable outdoor deck and patio specialist. The information here should help you in rounding our your plans and settling on a design you really love.

Client Testimonials

J.Widener from Newton, NJ

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S.Long from Franklin Township, NJ

“The deck looks FANTASTIC. I still can’t believe that Deck Guardian was able to resurface my old, ugly deck. Our neighbors have stopped by to comment on how great the deck looks. The attention to detail, work ethic and professionalism set this company apart. I highly recommend Deck Guardian!”

M.Lewis from Fleminton, NJ

“We have received numerous compliments from Neighbor’s and friend’s who think that the finished project looks terrific. Not only do I appreciate the “quality job”, but I really appreciate the professional manner Skip handled all the details!”

L.Cohen from West Orange, NJ

“When I came home yesterday, I could not believe how amazing my newly resurfaced deck looked. Crew did an amazing job. It was also a pleasure to work with your salesperson, very professional and knowledgeable!”

S.Smith from Chester Township, NJ

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Kathryn Barchi from Piscataway, NJ

“My husband and I had recently moved into a new home and quite quickly we learned of so many things that both us and the home inspector missed prior to the purchase; the deck being one huge item. We quite desperately wanted to use our deck and know that it was safe for us, our kids, our pups, and our guests, which in the original state, was definitely not the case. Deck Guardian to the rescue! The Deck Guardian team, from the free estimate to the point of project close, were quite wonderful to work with entirely. They even pointed out additional things we had missed with regards to the safety of our deck. Of course, best of all, the Deck Guardian team was able to work within our budget, while giving us back our deck with a new lease on life. Deck Guardian far exceeded our expectations and for that, my husband and I can not thank them enough!!!”

Jessica Ravitz from Skillman, NJ

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