Top 5 Reasons Why a Screened In Porch is the Best Idea For Your Central Texas Home

by | Mar 26, 2022

A relaxing, bright, and welcoming porch can add a charm to your home that your family, guests, and potential buyers can’t resist. You can enjoy a book, entertain family and friends, and even take a much-deserved afternoon nap. However, we know all too well how unwelcomed visits from mosquitos, spiders, flies, cicadas, and all their friends can completely ruin our time in the great Texas outdoors. Luckily, the solution to this problem lies in a custom screen room.

Here are the top 5 reasons why a screened in porch is the best new addition to your Texas home.


A screen room is essentially 4 walls made up completely of high quality, durable screen mesh that has been tried and tested to hold up to even the worst that the elements can offer. Think about the protection that your screen gives your windows, but take that all the way to 360 degrees, and you have a pest-free fortress! You can even opt to have a door framed in so that you can come and go from the backyard to your porch when desired.


Have a certain design in mind that will match the rest of your home? No problem! Do you only need one, two, three, or more than four walls? No problem! Screened in porches put you in charge and are custom made to fit your needs. They can be framed between segments to make them look like windows and can simply look like an extension of your home. They can even accommodate outdoor kitchens so you can cook without having to yield that fly swatter. Have furry family members? A screen room can be customized to include a pet door to allow them access to your porch, and another to access the backyard.


Another fantastic feature of the screens is twofold. The size of the holes in the mesh can vary depending on what critters you want to keep out and the level of sun protection you need. The thicker the mesh, the more tinted the room appears and the more critters you eliminate so you and your family can enjoy your porch in peace. The screens also offer glare resistance from those bright sun rays during a hot Texas summer!


With a screened in porch, you can dramatically cut down on the maintenance that may come from having a traditional porch that is exposed to the elements. Remember the part about making your home more appealing to potential buyers? The protection provided from the screens will allow for nicer furniture in your new outdoor space, thus adding to the value of your home, creating an extension of existing livable space and square footage. The screens themselves require little more than a cleaning every now and again, and a bit of maintenance to the framing that they are in, if that option is used.


Along with the endless design customizations that can be made to your new screened porch, we can also add custom lighting. Just like inside of your home, lights can be installed as well as fans. The fans will come in handy on those days where we may not be blessed with a nice summer breeze.

At this point, you may be asking yourself why you have not had a screened in porch installed already. Shoot us an email or give us a call at Landmark Custom Exteriors where we will be happy to help you create the perfect outdoor space for your family! We have been serving the Central Texas area for more than a decade and use only the highest quality materials to help our customers enjoy their new exterior additions for years to come.