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What Is a Screened-In Porch?

Extend your outdoor living space in your own unique style with a Screened In Porch by American Screens USA

Plan a porch project

Screened-in porches are excellent for any home by creating a space to enjoy the outdoors that’s safe from insects and the elements. There are a lot of different options to explore to create your perfect porch area, so you’ll have to think about what you’ll be using it for. Do you want to have a big space for dining and entertaining? Is it mostly for relaxing and enjoying the view?

One way to live larger at home is to increase your outdoor space in a way that lets you enjoy it more—and a screened-in porch can be just the way to do that. Unlike an open-to-the-elements deck or patio, or a sunroom, which typically has solid glass exterior walls, a screened porch has a ceiling and, as the name implies, encloses much of the area with mesh.

A screened-in porch structure protects you from insects, debris, and sudden showers while welcoming light and nice breezes. If you’re ready to bring this best-of-both-worlds addition to your home or to decorate an existing porch in a stylish new way, you’re in the right place for product selections to enclose your porch and enhance your outdoor living.

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Screened-in porch by American Screens USA – DIY

Select a design scheme

Your screened-in porch has the potential to be whatever you want it to be, so there’s no reason to default to the standard table and chairs set up if that’s not your ideal way to relax. The architecture of your home and your personal taste will both influence your porch décor.

Perhaps you are partial to the Southern charm of an old-fashioned veranda (rocking chairs, comfy cushions, perhaps a few vintage items like an old milk can)? Have you thought about the laid-back vibe of a Hawaiian lanai (tropical woods like ipe, tigerwood, and Bambara, rattan furniture, lush plants, beachy accents)? Maybe you love Southwestern vibes and prefer desert colors, Native American patterns, and touches of turquoise for an Arizona room.

Whatever your preferences are, you have the ability to create the perfect room as a 3 1/2 season extension to your home.

Consider memory vinyl windows

One way to customize your existing porch or screened-in window areas is to convert them to memory vinyl windows. These windows will transform a standard screen porch, sunroom, covered patio, or covered deck, into a multi-season room, that you will be able to enjoy for most of the year. These lightweight but heavy-duty vinyl windows and doors are uniquely designed and custom-sized to fit existing openings without expensive reframing, making it easy to enclose your outdoor spaces.

Open, they let the breeze in, with an incredible 75% ventilation. Closed, they provide protection for rain, snow, wind, bugs, dust, and the summer sun. Your porch will become an extension of your home or cabin that can be occupied nearly year-round.

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Jim’s porch extension project in Manitoba, Canada.

The project above was completed by our sister company. See the full Manitoba Canada Porch Conversion Project.

Consider Scenix Retractable Screens

Reimagine outdoor living. As opposed to obstructive screens, Scenix porch windows offer panoramic views and make it easy to capture natural airflow. Scenix™ is a whole new way to enjoy the outdoors while adding a unique living space the whole family will enjoy. As an alternative to traditional screens, Scenix retractable screens offer the following benefits for your screened-in porch conversion:

  • Provides protection from bugs and other outside elements while enjoying top and bottom ventilation.
  • The dual sash panels are uniquely designed to optimize natural airflow and comfort.
    Easy to operate, the retractable panels simply disappear when closed.
  • Easy-to-order and easy-to-install. It’s the perfect weekend DIY project.
    Increase your property value with the addition of an​ Scenix™ porch.
  • Four colors are available in white, brown, sandstone, and black.

DIY Porch Solutions by American Screens USA

Whether you are thinking about a seasonal porch conversation project, wind-resistant screens, or retractable custom screens of your man-cave garage, American Screens USA has DIY solutions for you. We are your source for DIY custom screens, vinyls, and patio enclosures for your home, lanai, porch, restaurant, garage, and more. We have options for automatic retraction, remote control, low wheelchair-accessible thresholds, very large openings, window screens, and porch windows. Retractable screens from Genius, and memory vinyl porch windows by Porch Conversions, and glass porch windows by Genius

All products are MADE IN THE USA.

Contact US

You can measure your spaces and place your order online, or reach out to us with your questions or if you require some help ordering your custom screens, windows, or doors. Call or email us.

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