Whether you’re considering selling your home or not, one thing is on the mind of every homeowner – how to increase the value of their home. There are many things you can do to add value to your home, and for residents of Jacksonville area, there is one thing that stands out above the rest. Consider adding a screen room, also known as screen enclosure. Here are a few reasons why a screen enclosure is the perfect way to increase your home value.
The Florida Housing Market
The housing market is booming, and as such, it a seller’s market. That means if you’re considering selling your home, then it’s very likely that you’re going to get the price you set due to the demand. Part of selling your home is giving it the proper appeal to potential buyers. A screen room is a feature that many buyers will see value in.
Screen rooms provide the ability to be “outside” while still being inside the home. It’s an extension of your interior living space, but without the hassle of bugs, heat, and of course, that famous Florida humidity. This is especially enticing to new residents, who aren’t used to Florida climate, who are moving to Florida and making it their new home state. Finally, it’s relatively less expensive versus a complete remodeling your home.
Enjoying the Outdoors
Florida’s warm and sunny climate means a screen enclosure can be a fantastic way to take advantage of the weather in this part of the country. On warm days, you can enjoy all the natural light coming into your home and open the windows to feel the nice breeze coming in from the ocean. It’s a great way to get some fresh air while relaxing in your favorite chair reading a book in the comfort of your own home.
Sometimes the weather can get a bit chilly, especially near the end of the year. Not a problem, just keep the windows closed and allow the sun to heat up the room naturally. No messing around with a thermostat to warm up the house. Step into your screenroom and take advantage of heating your home, and yourself up the natural way!
As I mentioned earlier, a screen enclosure is all about increasing the value of your home. A large portion of a home’s value is determined in total living space. When you screen-in a portion of your backyard, that becomes part of the overall square footage of your home. That translates into more livable space which in turn increases the value of your home.
Having that extra space is great if you like to entertain friends and family. Having an extra room for people to sit and visit, regardless of the weather outside, is a major plus. This works great if you’ve just become new parents and are wondering how to make the backyard safe for your new baby? A screenroom is a perfect solution for toddlers and older children to play safely and get the benefits of exposure to the outdoors. The uses for the extra space are so much more, but the bottom line is this – added space equals added value!
If you’ve lived in Florida long enough, you know that our patios and porches tend to “collect” things just about every day. Those things are pollen, pine needles, and of course, the healthy population of dead bugs. Sitting outside in all of that can be uncomfortable if you’re prone to allergies. Being able to sit in a screenroom and enjoy the outdoors without all the debris or the sniffles is great!
Save Money by Saving on Energy
One of the other benefits of building a new screenroom as part of your home, is the energy savings you can enjoy. Screenrooms allow the light, heat, and the cool breeze to come into your living space. Our Florida mornings can be “not too hot,” but “not cool enough” indoors that require us to turn up the air conditioner.
Rather than turning on the AC and paying the electric company you can pocket those dollars by going out to your newly built screenroom. You don’t have to worry about the bugs coming in, and the breeze that is typical in Jacksonville will cool you down naturally. Also, with all that natural light coming in, there will be less need for turning on the lights. You can read your favorite book, enjoy your hobbies.
As you can see, there are many benefits to building a screenroom to help increase the value of your home. Be it the utility savings, or just having more space to “live in,” a screenroom for Florida residents just makes sense.
M Daigle and Sons has been in business for over 20 years and we specialize in building screen enclosures in and around Jacksonville area. We maintain a 5-star rating on yelp, and we know you’ll be 100% satisfied. Visit our website and schedule your no obligation appointment today.