North Carolina has one of the most envied summer and spring seasons in the country, but for all its natural beauty and grandeur, it does carry its own set of challenges. For one thing, mosquitoes are a constant nuisance during warmer days and what a shame, because there’s no better place to add some extra outdoor living space than your porch or deck.
Luckily, expert roofing and siding contractor, Carolina Custom Exteriors, offers a few tips to help you enjoy the beautiful outdoors of NC minus the annoying bugs.
Up to Code
The best solution to address the insect problem is with a screened-in porch. This solution may seem simple enough but its execution involves a lot of codes and regulations. The International Residential Code (IRC) is updated every three years. This means that building your new porch on an old deck might not be the practical choice.
Mind the Floorplan
The entire structure for your porch is fairly straightforward. A roofing contractor and exterior improvement professional can definitely help you out in this regard; however, they can only do so much as far as the interiors are concerned. Our experts recommend taking measurements of the furniture you intend to place inside. Once you have accurate sizes, you can plan out the floor plan accordingly. Of course, your choice of furniture will depend mainly on what you plan to do with the extra space.
Lastly, you want the exterior to match the rest of your home’s existing style. A screened-in porch is not the most complex home addition to have, but they still require a little bit of forethought, especially if you don’t want them sticking out from the other parts of your home like a sore thumb.
At Carolina Custom Exteriors, we are your number one resource of new siding installation, roof repair services, porch and deck construction, and other exterior home improvement projects. Give us a call today at (828) 202-9988 or fill out our online contact form to talk to our specialists and get a free quote. We serve homeowners in Asheville, NC.