​Why Add a 3 Season Porch to Your Home?

3 season porchThere are many great things about owning a home. For instance, one of the best is that you have the ability to modify your house so that it is exactly the way you want it. Moreover, with so many options, there is really an endless amount of things you can do. One addition that is popular with homeowners now is a 3 season porch. This is a fully-enclosed room that does not have any heating elements. Therefore, they are mostly used in spring, summer, and fall. However, because our NC winter weather can often be mild, for many people a 3 season porch becomes a 4 season porch.

Benefits of a 3 Season Porch

A new porch can do wonders for a home. When one is added to your house, you will be able to:

Enjoy the outdoors while inside

With large, screened windows, experience nature while still sitting inside. Feel the nice breeze and warmth of the sun. Plus, don’t worry about coating yourself in sunscreen or bug spray to avoid those nasty, biting insects.

Have a great spot for the family and/or guests

With so much light and a panoramic view, a multi-season porch makes an excellent family room. Especially, if you stock it with fun stuff like a ping-pong table or other family games. Likewise, it’s the perfect room for parties and get-togethers.

Enhance curb appeal

Even if you do not have any plans to sell your home, you should always look for ways to improve its appearance. A 3 season porch immediately gives a house a unique element. Because there are many different style and design options, your 3 season porch can look completely different than any others in your neighborhood.

Enclosed Porches vs Sunrooms

Likewise, our customers often wonder if they should choose a 3 season porch or a sunroom. Below, we review the pros and cons of each.

Enclosed porches and sunrooms each have their advantages. Sunrooms provide the feel of the outdoors with the comfort of an indoor living space. Heated and cooled, sunrooms are useable year-round, and offer a beautiful view of the backyard. Sunrooms can serve as a second living room, dining room, bedroom, game room, or other living space.

However, sunrooms also have drawbacks. They require a major building project, adding an entire room to the home. This increases the floor plan and home value, but also makes it more expensive and time-consuming. Building permits and inspections are usually necessary.

In contrast, create an enclosed porches by enclosing an existing porch or building one from scratch. This is typically a less expensive and faster project, with potentially no need for city permits. Enclosed porches offer a more authentic outdoor experience.

For an outdoor feel, choose screens for your porch instead of glass windows or shutters. Screens provide maximum airflow and a true outdoor experience, unlike a sunroom.

Why choose Structurally Speaking for Your 3 Season Porch?

When you have decided to have a 3 season porch added to your home, your next consideration is finding someone to handle the job. Structurally Speaking has been building porches and other additions for homeowners in the Triangle area for almost a decade. We provide completely customized options to all of our customers, ensuring that they get exactly what they are looking for. In addition, we will keep you in the loop throughout the entire process and answer your questions or concerns in a timely manner. Furthermore, if you are looking for something more for your home, such as a deck or a pergola, these are two other areas in which we specialize. Get in touch with us today to start your project. Call us at 919-746-7802. Or, fill out our form for a free consultation today!