With winter approaching, it’s time to winterize your home to ensure your home is energy efficient. Homeowners remember to winterize their appliances, doors, and windows, but they often forget to winterize their screened porch. Screened porches are one of our specialties at C & T Siding. As such, we thought we would highlight effective ways to block out the cold air.
Purchase Acrylic Panels for Screened Sections
The biggest advantage of having a screened porch is often the biggest drawback during the winter months. The screened sections of your porch allow air to flow freely. To prevent this from happening and reinforce your indoor winterization strategies, you can block the wind by installing acrylic panels. To install acrylic panels do the following:
- Measure every section of your screens to determine the exact width of each section.
- Purchase acrylic panels and then have them cut to suit your needs.
- Install the panels using temporary adhesive based on the material you have framing your screened porch.
It’s important that you purchase adhesive that’s removable. You may want to consider installing your acrylic panels using Velcro.
Acrylic panels are one of the best options when it comes to winterizing your screened porch. With acrylic panels, you still have the ability to view the outdoors while you enjoy your screened porch during the winter.
The next step required to ensure you screened porch is snug is to install weatherstripping. Just as you apply weatherstripping indoors, you want to use the same technique when it comes to your acrylic panels. Your goal is to block cracks along the edge of your acrylic.
Hire a Professional to Winterize Your Screened Porch
At C & T Siding, we build screened porches. We are the local professionals when it comes to ensuring that your screened porch is winterized. We can offer you a custom-made porch protection system that will allow you to continue using your porch. With our systems, you have the ability to use your porch all throughout the year, regardless of the weather.
Additionally, with our knowledge and expertise, you don’t have to worry about the quality of the install. We ensure that your porch will be tight, free from chills. We are happy to get the process started for you. You can visit us online or give us a call to get the process started.