One of the best ways to enjoy the most pleasant months of the year without enduring some of the less savory environmental factors is from the comfort of a screened-in porch. Particularly popular in warm climates where biting insects thrive, these porches create an environment that combines the best of both worlds: the comfort of indoors with the scenery of the outdoors. If given the option, most people would love to have a screened-in porch, but there are some things to consider. Screened in porch costs Several external factors play a large role in the cost of a security screen. Some can include location, size, material, and whether or not there’s a porch or deck on the property. The cost for a screened-in porch can range from about $1000 for a basic 200-foot area to a couple of grand for a full add-on with extra features. Of course, if there is an existing concrete pad to build the porch on, this can save the homeowner a significant amount of money. It’s also important to bear in mind the fact that a home’s location will have some effect on the price. If a homeowner selects high-quality materials or has special design plans, that number rises exponentially. Safety factors One of the most common concerns over screened-in porches is whether or not they compromise a home’s security. Though these porches certainly can create a weakness in security, they don’t have to. There are many different types of screens, some of which are chosen for their appearance, others for their cost-effectiveness, and others still for their security. The problem is that, for the most part, it’s difficult to find a screen that checks more than one of these boxes. However, Crimsafe outdoor screen enclosures keep a home safe and look great doing it. Aesthetically, they look like a high-quality screen, but in functionality, they are far superior. Each screen is customized to the project, providing the perfect fit without sagging or the possibility of ripping. These screens provide the security of steel with all the benefits of a traditional screen. This gives homeowners the unique advantage of not just a porch but a full additional living space that’s secure against intruders provides UV protection and protection from fire and other weather events. If you’re considering adding value to your home with a screened-in porch, be sure not to compromise your safety in the process. Contact us to see how our outdoor screen closures can best serve you!