We get asked often how many months out of the year can you use your screen porch in the Charlotte, NC area?
There are a few factors to consider when answering the question.
Is your backyard situated where you have no protection from wind? Do you get sun light on your porch? Have you installed a ceiling fan to circulate the air flow?
A great product that we distribute is Eze-Breeze windows that are retractable plastic windows that can convert your screen porch into a sunroom and right back again.
The primary difficulties of staying on your porch year around are the extremely cold days and hot days. To mitigate the heat, you can of course add ceiling fans or perhaps a mister system like are used at restaurants on their patios. To mitigate the cold, we often build outdoor fireplaces that are integrated into the screen porch. You can also purchase space heaters that are effective.
If you choose not to purchase these accessories, you can still use a screen porch in Charlotte about 10 months a year. By adding these, you can virtually live year around outdoors! To see great ideas for a screen porch, go to www.charlotte.archadeck.com