Think about it. You’ve put a lot of time and effort into your porch. You constructed it, decorated it and now you’re ready to enjoy it. But wait! Your fun is threatened by nature and the elements. Read on to see how you can keep your porch from going under.
The first thing you can to do protect your porch from water is construct it using deep overhangs. These offer a cushion of space between the porch and any rainwater coming down. Also, make sure to have gutters on all sides of the porch, just like you would the main house.
If water does get on your porch, don’t panic! Just get rid of it as quickly as possible before pools of it start to cause problems. If your floors aren’t gently sloped for drainage, see if you can create gaps in the boards for water to run through. Bear in mind, the latter technique only works well if the ground underneath is sloped, so that water can run away from the house.
While popping screens on your porch won’t prevent water from reaching it entirely (wind inevitably blows some in), it will protect it from a direct hit by a heavy downpour. Add some glass windows or curtains in addition to screens and you have a way to keep your porch safe from water all season long!
When it’s time to add screens, turn to the pros at Broadview Screen Co. We offer contractor pricing and work directly with homeowners for screen porches, retractable screens and EZE Breeze. Since 1989, we’ve been building screens for porches and we feature quick turnaround times and excellent customer service. Get in touch with us today to learn how you can enjoy your porch all season long. Call us at (314) 842-8888 to schedule an appointment.