The screen you might not have considered for your screened porch

In outdoor living design, little things can mean a lot. Today we want to share one of the seemingly little things we build in as a standard function in our screened porches. This little thing can bring a lot of unexpected comfort.

screened porch and deckIf decking is your choice of flooring for your screened porch, it is important to make sure your builder screens under the decking as well as above. This is true of wooden and synthetic deck floors alike. Any gap, no matter how minimal will lead to the presence of insects in your screened porch, and especially mosquitoes!

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Many times, homeowners choose a screened porch to keep the bugs outside their living space. The beauty of having a screen porch, is that you can enjoy your outdoor room anytime day or night without worrying about spiders, moths, beetles and above all – mosquitoes.

Back in the early days of screened porch additions, builders rarely worried about insects gaining access to the interior of screened porches because many homeowners opted for outdoor carpeting installed within their space.The carpet was installed directly atop the floor of the screened porch and provided a barrier against insects finding their way into the porch up through the decking boards. In the last decade or so, the design of screened porches has evolved to more elegant spaces with a rustic appeal; thus making the carpeted look a thing of the past.

screened porch and deck
Elevated screened porch and deck

Did you know that you can have a solid floor installed in your screened porch? Homeowners often choose low-maintenance ceramic tile and even natural stone flooring!

screened porch floors keep mosquitoes outThe bottom line is, if there is gap in your screened porch flooring, no matter how miniscule, bugs and mosquitoes will find their way in. Little details offer maximum impact. This is just one of the standard construction details we build into all of our porches. Archadeck of the Piedmont Triad is the area’s premiere outdoor living designer and builder. Contact us to make sure your screened porch addition is built to the highest standards and no detail is overlooked during your construction.


If you are considering adding a screened porch to your home, Archadeck of the Piedmont Triad would like to be your building partner. Give us a call for a free consultation at 336-664-1332, drop us an email or fill out a contact form on this website. We look forward to your call.


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