When it comes to outdoor living spaces, both the screened porch and deck give you a way to enjoy more of your home. After all, either one is a part of your home’s curb appeal and both are what makes it functional, attractive and valuable. Today, Castle Construction, your local provider of handyman services, offers a balanced perspective on the differences between the two.
Deck: The Basics
A deck is defined as an open outdoor addition, usually added to the back of the home and serves as an extension of any living space. It may be converged with your outdoor kitchen, patio, or pool area as one big part of your landscaping. It can be used for numerous outdoor recreational activities, from cookouts to just plain relaxing and entertaining with friends and family.
Depending on the size of the deck, it can have additional features like built-in tables, benches, and other furnishings, as well as a fire pit or a hot tub. As far as constructing one is concerned, structural damage repair pros recommend using pressure-treated lumber to build the deck’s framing. The rest of the deck components, however, can be made of composite, fiber cement, or modified wood.
Screened Porch: The Basics
A porch is similar in construction to the deck. However, it is located on the front of the home as an addition to the entryway. In addition to being covered by the roof overhang or extension, it is usually partially open and is accessible by the front steps. It serves many purposes: for sitting and watching the front of the home, reception for visitors, and even outdoor storage.
As for the construction, a porch flooring offers a more finished look even if the frame is made of pressure-treated wood. Also, the perimeter of the porch can be covered with window screens to hinder insects, debris, and other undesirable objects from entering.
Castle Construction is your leading general contractor for your home improvement needs. Aside from kitchen and bath remodeling, we also have experience in building decks and screened porches. Whether you’re building a new space or screening in an existing one, we are ready to create a plan with your preferences in mind.