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Is a Screened In Porch Worth It?

Whenever you consider a home improvement project, you have to evaluate whether it’s worth the time and monetary investment. Screened-in porches, three-season rooms, and sunrooms can all pay out massive dividends (more than monetarily). Are they worth the investment?  Read on to find out. 

Why Screened-In Porches Are Worth Your Time and Investment

Increased Home Value

The National Association of Home Builders conducted a study for housing economics to evaluate what home buyers find most important when making one of the biggest purchases of their lives. These top five most wanted outdoor features were rated as essential or desirable by study participants:

  • 87% Exterior lighting 
  • 82% Patio
  • 81% Front porch
  • 75% Rear porch
  • 75% Deck

The patio, porches, and deck, all have the ability to be transformed into a screened-in outdoor living space to be enjoyed by you and your home’s future owner.

ROI: After you’ve enjoyed your screened-in porch and are ready to sell, like other outdoor projects, it can return as much as 75% of your investment, if not higher. This is dependent on the quality of installation, size, location, neighborhood comps, and other amenities in the screened-in area. Overall, it can increase your home’s value by 4-6%.

Expand Your Home’s Footprint

When people think of making their home’s footprint larger, they often imagine building out, or up, to add an addition to their house. Depending on the location or room features, homeowners can spend on average $20,000 to $80,000 on this project.

Instead, you could look to improve the liveable space you already have available to you by looking to bring your indoors outside. According to HomeLight, the average cost to add a screened-in porch in 2022 is $3-$5 per square foot for materials and $2 per square foot for labor.

This extra space could be set up as another living room or outdoor oasis that most people enjoy three or four seasons out of the year, depending on the weather in your area and how you complete the area. 



For many people, spending time outside is an important part of their lifestyle. In fact, there are many emotional and physical benefits to being closer to nature including improving mood, reducing feelings of anxiety, and improved focus. Unfortunately, poor weather and pests can impact your ability to spend time outside. 

A screened-in porch helps protect you from unfavorable conditions to support this vital part of your lifestyle. You no longer have to worry about mosquitoes and other pests that make it unpleasant to be outside. And, you can stay protected from the elements, enjoying a midday shower or thunderstorm from the safety of your screened-in porch. 

Choose RiteFit by RiteScreen’s Fiberglass Mesh for your Screened-In Porch Project.

If a screened-in porch is in your future RiteFit by RiteScreen has got you covered. Now available we have our very own window screen kits and Do-It-Yourself screen door.

RiteFit also is now offering bulk pricing deals of up to 50% off for products available on our Amazon Store.

We have all the screen solutions you need to help you create the screened-in porch of your dreams with a wide range of color and style options. Explore our catalog today to get started or call us at (717) 362-7483 for personalized help.