Home Architecture / June 11, 2018 / Giuliana Bundy.
For those who want the benefits of a screened porch without the costs of having a professional do it for you, your solution lies in purchasing a screen porch kit. These kits have everything you need (most packages do, but you should carefully read the instructions and kit information to be sure) to screen in your existing porch. Most of the better systems include everything but the frame and are very reasonably priced considering what you are getting for your money. You can even choose the type of screen you will be receiving as part of your kit.
Even if you’re not the sharpest tool in the shed when it comes to doing it yourself type projects, I think you will be surprised at how user-friendly a screen porch kit can be. I know I was surprised by how easy the instructions were to read and understand (even for those of us that don’t know a widget from a what’s it).
There are times in life when cutting costs is a good thing, with a screen porch kit, you are already cutting costs, so it is an excellent idea to buy the best rather than buying the one with the best price. You will find that the more expensive kits include more supplies and supply much better instructions and equipment than some of the cheaper ‘knock-off’ versions. Additionally, there are times in your life when you get what you pay. Your porch is going to be a place where, hopefully, you will be spending a great deal of family time, you want this place to be as comfortable and inviting as it can be. Invest a little time and effort into choosing the best screen porch kit, and you will find that you are getting an excellent return on your investment.
One of the things that I found astonishing about the screen porch kit that I’ve seen is that I couldn’t tell it was not professionally. The look and feel of the room were great, and I honestly had no clue that the homeowner’s had built the room essentially from a frame and a kit. These kits come in many different sizes and will accommodate even oddly shaped porches and places; there is also a screen porch kit that will allow you to make a wholly enclosed sunroom by yourself.
If you are at all inclined to doing it yourself projects and have handyman talents this is absolutely a great way to get the best results for your money. You can spend the money that would have been spent to have a professional come in and do the work to make a larger porch for you to screen in. These kits not only offer all the tools and instructions you need, but also a way for the common man or woman to feel a little bit handy too. I seriously recommend buying a screen porch kit if you have plans of screening in your porch or deck.