As one of the largest and most successful outdoor living companies in the country, we often get asked about how useful a screen porch is and can you use it year round? Here in Charlotte, we at Archadeck find that you can use your screen porch just about year round with the exception of perhaps 60 days in the winter and they are not consecutive. If you integrate an outdoor fireplace or Eze-Breeze windows you can extend the use to all year round! The screen porch is much more affordable than a sunroom or heated living space and in Charlotte, the weather makes it ideal as you get to enjoy our warm climate and escape from the stress of everyday life right in your own backyard! So yes, screen porches are a wonderful addition that can be used most of if not all year around in Charlotte!