Transform Your Porch With Porch Enclosures

Porch enclosures can transform your so-so porch into an amazing screen porch, 3-season room or sun room. Porch enclosures range from outdoor curtain systems and simple DIY in-a-weekend kits to more complex units that are custom-made and installed by technicians. From curtains to elegant open air systems, there's an enclosure to fit every need and budget. We purchased and installed a DIY enclosure kit to make a screened porch a number of years ago and were extremely glad we did. It's a great investment and will give you many hours of outdoor comfort. Porch enclosures give you instant benefits.

Practically maintenance free; most porch enclosures are made from aluminum and require little upkeep. Enclosures automatically

  • extend the living space of your home
  • give you bug-free outdoor enjoyment
  • give you shelter from the elements
  • provide instant shade to keep you cool.
  • add beauty and functionality to your home
Outdoor curtains are an easy and very economical way to create a porch enclosure. Use them for the entire porch or create your own privacy nook. They come in wide variety of colors, patterns, and materials to fit every decorating style. There's nothing like the look of outdoor curtains swaying in a summer breeze!

Have an awning? Why not turn it into a screen room also. Versatile, this option is very cost effective and gives you great flexibility. It stores easily when not in use, is very easy to install when needed, comes with door openings, and is almost maintenance free.

DIY screen room kits come in standard sizes but can be modified by the manufacturer to fit your specific needs if required. These can be assembled by almost anyone in a weekend and can turn a porch or deck into a bug-free haven. More sophisticated models are available also. Contractors will meet with you to determine your specific needs and your screen or 3-season porch will be manufactured to your specifications. Delivered right to your home, these can usually be assembled quite easily or you could hire a contractor to assist.

Some enclosures can also be modified to fit your specific needs. Have a space or live in an area where you don't need an enclosure year round? For the discriminating homeowner we found just the thing for you - an open wall system to blend indoor and outdoor spaces of your residence with unobstructed views. The panels quickly fold out of the way for instant open-air living or close them and have a unique enclosure. You can use them under decks, for patios, or for spaces that are not easily accessed.

When you want to expand your living space, bring the outside in, and do it quickly, consider a porch enclosure. You are sure to find a model and style to meet your every need.

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Dave R. Morris is a co-creator and co-founder of, your portal for front porch ideas and designs.

Dave is a retired Air Force officer, teacher, logistics analyst, woodworker, remodeler, and niche e-business developer. A grandfather and lover of the outdoors, Dave lives in Nashville, TN. Take a break and enjoy your porch!