How to Screen in a Porch or Patio
Would you like to know how to screen in a porch or patio?
My family and I are showing you how to screen in a porch or patio. We have a patio located underneath our deck. It’s an area that sees more weather than we like so it’s become necessary to enclose the space. Although we’re also installing a roof, you have to tune in to a later video to see that aspect of the job. Our concentration is on the walls that face the outside. This job involves simple construction skills. In other words, if you can saw and hold a drill, this project is for you.
It’s easy to construct the wall frames with simple 2 x 4’s!
We are using pressure treated lumber for this patio – in various sizes. You can also use cedar or composite material to construct the wall frames. You can view my materials list here: Screened in Porch Supply List (or visit my website at www.reneeromeo.com to download the PDF in the video commentary). The only specialized tool you need is a hammer drill, which can be purchased or rented. Otherwise, you should have all the tools necessary to complete the job in your tool box already!
Our method for screening in this porch or patio isn’t complicated.
The design is simple because we want to enjoy the view more than viewing a complex wall design. Think neat and clean. We maximize the view by using a product called Pfifer pet screen. This screen material is extra strong and tightens up beautifully along long lengths of wall space. Ours spans over 9 feet long and six feet high! We don’t have objectionable obstructions in the way of our beautiful backyard. Whether there’s a chipmunk or a black bear, we are able to see it. You can expect to complete this project faster than you ever thought possible.