Screen porches can add more usable living space to a home by giving protection from the elements and the bugs. They can be very simple or very complex but all have a couple of things in common. The floor of a screen porch has insect screen installed prior to decking to stop bugs from coming up from below. The walls can be all screen with a guardrail, or half walls with screening above. Often times the roof is a simple gable roof that ties into the existing house wall, however depending on the situation or design, other roof options are also available.
3 Season Porches
A 3 season porch can be added to a deck or house to extend the sheltered living space. 3 season porches are usually enclosed structures with walls and windows.
4 Season Porches
Similar to a 3 season porch, a 4 season porch can be an addition. Typically, these porches include climate control and are more of an addition to the house.