In central Florida, we enjoy great tropical weather pretty much year-round, which means many of us want to be outside experiencing that weather—but there are some negatives to being outside that could be fixed with a lanai or screen room installation.
Here are some ways your home could benefit from installing a lanai in Lakeland, Plant City, Wesley Chapel, and other central Florida areas.
Lanais Help to Deter Pests from Bothering You
One of the negatives to going outside here is the fact that we have many bugs like mosquitoes and no-see-ums that cause itchy, annoying bites. Mosquito bites can also cause diseases like Zika virus and West Nile virus that cause some nasty symptoms.
When a lanai is installed, you get an outdoor, screened-in space that prevents those pests from being able to reach you and bite you. They can also help to keep away bugs like wasps that pack a painful sting, or flies that will annoyingly buzz in your face and food. There is also less of a chance that your outdoor space will be invaded by the many reptiles and amphibians that live in the central Florida area.
Lanais & Screen Rooms Increase Your Livable Space
When you choose to add on a lanai or screen room, you’re making the choice to increase the living space in your home. Because these areas are protected from the elements, you can use this as a place to put nice quality outdoor furniture where you, your friends, and family can sit and relax outdoors.
It also gives you a second dining room or family room for dining and entertainment, which can be very helpful when you have friends or family come over a lot for cookouts or game nights. The lanai can also be a nice refuge for some alone time since it can be sealed off from the rest of the house.
Lanais can also cover your outdoor kitchen to give you a protected cooking area.
Lanais & Screen Rooms Protect Friends & Family from Weather
While we do typically enjoy good weather here, we also have the rainy season which puts a damper on some of our outdoor plans—especially when children want to go outside to play. A screened-in porch can give them a safe place to play while still being outside and protected from rainfall. It can also be a relaxing place to sit and read a book while listening to the rain falling.
Increase the Value of Your Home with a Lanai
A screened-in lanai adds space to your home, increases curb appeal, and gives your home more value. If you’re thinking about ever selling your home, adding on a lanai can help potential buyers consider your house more over others.
Are you considering adding a lanai to your central Florida home?
At True Aluminum, we construct quality screened-in lanais for clients all over the central Florida area that includes Lakeland, Plant City, and Wesley Chapel. We use aluminum framing that is durable and holds up against wind and rain. We also offer different choices of screens. Give us a call at (863) 804-6021 for an initial consultation about your future lanai!
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