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Spring is here! Enjoy the Outdoors with a Screened In Porch

Life in the Niagara Region means dealing with four seasons and the challenges that go with each one. While most of us are happy to see winter end, and look forward to the blooms of spring, we are a little disheartened each year by the pests that come with them. 

Eager for the warm breezes and fresh air after the long winter, we find out all too quickly that sitting outside isn’t always as enjoyable as we envisioned. Those pesky black flies, mosquitos, deer flies, flies in general, yellow jackets, and all of the other pests in Niagara keep us from truly reveling in our outdoor living space experience.   

So, why not consider a screened in porch or a screened gazebo to combat nature’s little nuisances and re-take your outdoor space?  

While porches, patios, and decks are fantastic places to relax, read and even enjoy dinner with family and friends…they are not, if you are fighting the wind, rain, sun, and the bugs. It is always disappointing to set up for a barbecue with family and friends, and get forced entirely inside by the bugs or unexpected rain. 

Adding a roof and screens in an aesthetically-pleasing, well-planned design can convert your traditional patio or porch into your favourite living space. This indoor/outdoor room could not only be an oasis for relaxation, it could be a family and friends gathering place, or your summer ‘work from home’ area—this transitional space could be whatever you want it to be that day. 

Screened in porches can be designed to be basic or extraordinary. Screens can be permanent, removable or retractable to meet your lifestyle needs. Glass in sections or for winter closing can be added. Skylights can be incorporated in roofs; brick, stone or stucco posts and fireplaces with stone chimneys, etc. can be a great complement to the room. Regardless of the location of your porch/patio area, to maintain the value of your home, the combination of quality construction and aesthetics are always going to be important to the plan.

Enjoying the great outdoors and fresh air is easy…when you are partially inside with a great book, a cup of coffee, and a really comfortable chair. If you are looking at reclaiming your space with a screened-in room or sunroom, call Vanderzalm Construction Inc. at (905)562-4463 or (905)684-5823.  We look forward to working with you to create your transitional room.