Outdoor patio enclosures are a great way to enjoy the summer months, but what happens when all you seem to be doing is battling against bugs. Ticks, mosquitoes, bees, flies, and more are in abundance during these months and it can sometimes be unbearable to even think about sitting outdoors. Luckily, you do not have to battle bugs forever. Screening in your patio or porch can be your solution to a bug free summer.
What Is Screening
Screening is one of the ways that any homeowner can easily keep bugs out of any patio enclosures. Either buy a screened in porch or allow a home improvement expert to come in and put it up for you. The screen works by creating a barrier around you and the outdoors while still allowing you to enjoy the nice weather. The screen’s holes are small enough that sunlight and fresh air can get in, but not big enough for bugs to fly through. This is why some homeowners prefer screening to completely closing in your space. With screening you don’t completely close yourself off, having the ability to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine without being behind a pane of glass.
Tips to Making Sure It’s Done Right
Having a screen doesn’t mean anything if it isn’t put up properly. Not only will a faulty screen not keep the bugs out, but it can also hurt the integrity of your patio or porch. To ensure that your screen is installed correctly check:
- That It’s the Right Size: Make sure that if you have chosen the DIY path that you have measured correctly before purchasing the screen.
- Use The Correct Systems: Not all screens are created equal and you need something that works for your patio needs. Closely inspect all patio systems before deciding on one. Or, make sure you have given a contractor all the information they need to find the correct screen for you.
- Cover Under The Deck: If your patio or porch is suspended above a deck ensure that you also screen under the deck or pay to have it done for you. If you don’t screen under the deck, bugs can get in between the boards.
- Make Sure It’s Installed Properly: Proper installation is key to keeping bugs out. If you don’t think you can do it on your own, call a professional.
Why Choose Mike Sikora’s Dayton Home Improvement?
Mike Sikora and his team have been serving the Dayton, Ohio community for years. They know how to do a job right and they are careful to meet all your home improvement needs. They are also an eco-friendly company, trying their best to ensure that they are not harming the environment that sustains us. If you’re looking for quality, dependable work, contact them today.