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Can Screen Porches Add Value to Your Home?

What Factors Have the Most Effect on Value?

In short, the answer is yes, but in what ways do they add value, and how much return should you expect from your investment? 

The ROI of a screen porch varies based on many different factors, but on average the return on a screen porch is 84%. The most important factor that affects return is the size. The additional usable outdoor square footage that you would be adding to your home affects your return on investment much more than the finished appearance of the porch. So when deciding between a larger porch or a fancier finish you should go with size over aesthetics. 

The next main thing that affects the return on your screen porch is the geographical location and the climate that you are in. Warmer climates where a screen porch can be enjoyed year-round would be ideal for seeing the maximum amount of return. Cold weather climates or areas that you might only get to make use of the porch a few months out of the year are less ideal, however, in these cases, many homeowners winterize their porch so that it stays warm in the cold months.

SCREENEZE porch By Dream Decks

(Dream Decks installed in Medina,OH)

Another thing to keep in mind is the materials that your porch will be made out of. High-end materials such as PVC decking will have a longer lifespan and require less maintenance throughout the years, but you should keep in mind that you will pay a higher cost for these materials. If high-end materials aren't your style, you should opt for pressure-treated wood. This will make your porch just as beautiful and useful while saving money upfront. 

Another example could be based on the neighborhood your home is in. If you plan to sell your home in the future, having a screened porch, which adds more outdoor space, can add value to your home compared to your neighbors' homes who do not have a screened porch. 

SCREENEZE® is a great example of a good investment to add value to your home. Any of our products, SCREENEZE® system, SNAPTRACK® system, Arch system, and Gazebo system, are all great options, depending on your outdoor space, and what you want to do with it. 

(Wood-N-Works in Raleigh, NC)


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