Porches are so versatile. Of all the rooms in your home, the porch is the one intended for pure pleasure. What could be more delightful than a comfortable space designed to provide room to relax? Here in the South Shore, porches have always been popular. The trend has been for larger porches and three season porches. Here’s what you need to know if you’re considering adding a cute porch to your home, or if you’d like to upgrade the porch you already have.
Screen porches are wonderful because you don’t have to worry about the bugs. Being bitten by a mosquito was never really any fun, but now that we have to worry about Zika, West Nile, and other diseases, screen windows provide excellent protection and peace of mind. A screen porch also feels more private than an open porch, and if you have little children, screening the porch in can help keep them safely contained.
Three season porches require windows. Windows provide better protection against chilly temperatures and the strong South Shore breezes. Some people prefer to have windows rather than screen on their porch because they feel the windows are more secure. When choosing windows for your South Shore porch, consider vinyl first.
There are two reasons why vinyl is ideal for South Shore porch windows: cost and durability. When compared to custom wooden windows, the price of custom vinyl windows is clearly lower – and vinyl windows need a lot less care and maintenance than wooden windows, which must be painted regularly. The second issue is durability. With the South Shore’s wild weather, it’s very possible to have all kinds of debris blow up against your windows. Vinyl window’s color goes all the way through, so you don’t have to repaint your windowsills every time there’s a bad windstorm! Finally, vinyl windows come with many grid options: you can choose the one that makes your house look its best.