How Much Does A Screened In Porch Cost?
Nothing adds a cozy, natural touch to your home, like adding a screen to your porch, but the question for most is how practical they are. How much do materials cost? Can I install it myself? If you’ve ever wondered about these questions, then this is the place for you!
American Home Center has been a family-owned business aiming to help our Florida neighbors reduce their energy bills and add comfort to their homes. We’re ready to extend our services to the Riverview area and offer you the same comfort we have given our community. If you’ve ever wondered how to go about installing a screen, visit our website today!
Considerations for a Screened In Porch
Adding a screened-in porch to your home can be expensive, so there are several factors you need to consider before going forward. First, you need to figure out if you want to add a screen to your existing porch or if you’re building from scratch. This will be the biggest factor in determining the cost of your project.
Furthermore, once this is done, you should look into whether adding a porch will increase your property tax. If this is a feature of state codes, then property taxes will be the longest term cost if you decide to install a porch. However, if you end up having to pay taxes, keep in mind that adding a porch will provide a return on investment if you ever decide to sell your home. Having a great porch increases the value of your home on the market.
Secondary Considerations: Square Footage and Materials
The smaller your square footage, the less your materials will cost. If all you are doing is adding some screen to an existing porch, you will save money. If you add a brand new porch, you’ll likely pay $25-$125 per square foot for the entire project. Once you have an idea of your square footage, you can then decide on materials and decoration. The cheapest flooring for a porch is concrete.
If you love the look of wood floors, then composite flooring may be the best option for you. It has all the look of a wood floor while also being cheaper. If your budget is bigger, you can also consider more expensive wood flooring or tile. The cheapest screen material is fiberglass, but other, higher quality materials include aluminum or premium metals.
If all you are doing is a basic screen installation, you can save a lot of money by installing it yourself. However, if you’re doing anything more advanced than this, you should almost certainly bring on a licensed contractor to help you get the porch of your dreams.
Get In Touch
Here at American Home Center, we want to help our Riverside neighbors get the screened-in porch they’ve always wanted. If you are looking to add a beautiful porch to your home, then call us today at (813) 707-9302! We look forward to hearing from you and helping you get started!