Both the deck and the screened porch can be a great home addition. Since they are attached to your home from the outside, they create a seamless connection between your indoors and outdoors. They both have several similarities, but they have distinct features that make them different from one another.
Highland Design + Build, your local kitchen and bathroom remodeling contractor, also offers custom home remodeling services. Today, we offer a balanced perspective on both the deck and screened porch.
Typically built at the back of your home, it is a type of outdoor living addition that is a part of your yard’s recreational space. It may be included in your landscaping along with the patio, outdoor kitchen, or pool area. Numerous activities can be done on your deck, including sunbathing, grilling, entertaining, and relaxing. It can also built-in furniture as well as additions like a fire pit or hot tub.
The deck will be exposed to the elements, so waterproofing and keeping it well-maintained are imperative to preserve its appearance. When it comes to constructing one, you have plenty of material options. The most popular choice is pressure-treated lumber, which can be used to build the entire deck. Composite comes second, which is made of a combination of wood and polymers.
A porch is similar to the deck in terms of construction, but it is located in front of your home as an entryway addition. According to porch installation and bathroom remodel pros, it is usually covered by an overhang or roof extension. It has its unique uses—it can be an extension of your living room inside your home where you receive guests or used for relaxation.
In a screened porch, the perimeter of this outdoor space is covered with window screens to block insects, debris, and other unwanted objects from entering your interior. This makes the porch space usable all year round. Pressure-treated wood is used to construct the porch’s flooring, but it is more finished-looking since it isn’t exposed to the elements as much as the deck.
Let Highland Design + Build help you decide on which of these two is the best fit for your home. In addition to tackling bathroom and kitchen remodel projects, we also guide you in designing your interior and outdoor spaces. We can also be relied upon for your home addition needs. Call us today at (205) 968-6000 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.