Screening in a deck is an excellent way to expand a home’s usable space. It can be enjoyed on rainy days and provides protection from the sun. Homeowners may also opt to screen in a deck to enjoy the outdoors without worrying about mosquitoes and other biting insects, and it can even help make a home more appealing to buyers.
|What you can expect|
|Range per square foot:||$44.69||$54.71|
|Range for this type of project:||$1,519||$1,860|
Screened In Deck Cost
Cost of mid-grade deck screening. Rate is inclusive of local delivery within 25 miles, as well as standard excess for perfect installation and occasional repairs.
Screened In Deck Labor
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for complete project. Deck screening will be placed and secured. Rate is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of project site, and meticulous cleanup.
Screened In Deck Job Materials and Supplies
Requisite supplies for the job, including fasteners, load transfer hardware, and connectors.
|cost to screen in deck|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per square foot||$4.78|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 200 square foot||$2,827.72|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 200 square foot||$2,542.20 - $3,113.25|
Before a screened-in deck can be installed, some preparation steps must be completed. The deck needs to be in good condition to support a roof and screens, so an inspection is recommended to determine if the support structure requires repair or reinforcement. Damaged or rotting planks may also need to be repaired or replaced before the project can proceed.
Many factors can influence the cost of this project. Whether homeowners build a new deck or work with an existing one, materials and tools can be expensive. The size of the deck is a major factor, and homeowners can expect to pay more for larger ones. Expanding the deck, or making repairs to the existing one, may also increase the price. Homeowners who want to have lights, ceiling fans or outlets may need to have the space wired by an electrician.
The screen panels and roof must be carefully installed to keep insects out. Other insect entry points, such as the spaces between the deck boards, must also be considered. The structure must comply with local building codes, which is especially crucial if electric elements are involved. Homeowners are advised to get help from a professional to ensure the screened-in deck is both safe and insect-proof.