Updated Sep 2022
Summer has faded into fall and fall is slowly fading into winter. Now is the time to begin winter preparations, including winterizing your screened-in porch. Winterizing your screened-in porch allows you to enjoy the luxuries that your porch provides year round. Here are three ways you can winterize your screen porch.
Install Winterview Vinyl Film
Screen Block is our revolutionary two in one screening system that easily converts a screened-in porch to an enclosed living area during the colder months. It utilizes Winterview clear PVC film that is installed in a separate channel from your porch screening. Our Fast Track system also provides the functionality to install Winterview without having to remove your screens. The film allows for cold air to stay out of your screened-in porch, as well as provides a clean, seamless look.
Screen Block is available in 1.5-in x 1.5-in base and 8-ft lengths. It is usable on existing porch structures and is flexible enough for screening archways. The low profile system is ideal for framed openings and is easy to cut and trim with no mitering needed.
Consider Adding a Fireplace
If you want to make your screen porch truly a luxury escape that you can utilize 12 months out of the year, consider adding a porch fireplace. A fireplace creates a relaxing environment while providing much needed warmth during the winter months.
There are a variety of cost-effective ventless porch fireplaces available including freestanding, recessed, wall mounted and even tabletop. Porch fireplaces can be designed to match your style. Whether you want something more traditional or are looking for a more modern, sleek look, there is sure to be a fireplace to fit your style and budget.
Bring the Heat to your Porch
There are a variety of options and styles to choose from when considering how to heat your porch during the cooler months. One option would be to utilize infrared heaters, which interestingly enough, have a similar feeling to sitting next to a warm fire, and it is generated through the same form of heat that is emitted from your body! So, it is a great and effective approach to stay cozy & enjoy your screen porch over the fall and winter.
Infrared heaters come in thousands of styles, sizes, and price-ranges that can easily cater to your specific preferences and style. Due to popularity, they are easily accessible, being readily available to take home from the most popular, big box retailers, as well as smaller businesses. Infrared heaters are a great option if you are looking for an easily accessible, stylish, cost effective, and fuel-efficient source of heat for your porch.
To truly create a warm escape in the winter months, consider adding the above options to winterize your screened-in porch.