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Spring Maintenance For Your Screened Porch

4 Reasons to Invest in a Screened Porch

Screened rooms can be an excellent investment for your home, providing additional space for relaxation, entertainment, and dining while increasing your property value. Whether planning to renovate an existing screened-in porch or build a new one, it’s important to take proper care of your porch to ensure its longevity and functionality. Here are some essential spring maintenance tips to help you make the most of your screened living space.

Establish A Weekly Cleaning Schedule

Maintaining a screened-in porch requires consistent effort. However, it’s worth it to keep the space looking great. To assist you, here are some weekly chores you can add to your cleaning routine:

  • Use a push broom to sweep the area every few days, including dusting all surfaces, windowsills, and ceiling fan blades.
  • Mop the floors using a cleaning solution suitable for the surface type every few weeks.
  • Clean the lighting fixtures to ensure they are free of dust and grime.
  • Get rid of any insects to keep your porch bug-free.

Prioritize Maintenance

As the warm spring season approaches, it’s time to prepare your screened porch for summer. Although it may seem daunting, with a little effort, you can have your screened-in area looking its best in no time. Here are some valuable tips to help you prepare your porch for the upcoming season:

  • Rinse the screens with a garden hose and allow them to air dry.
  • Wash all walls and wipe them down with water and a mild cleanser.
  • Reapply caulking to keep insects and moisture out.
  • Remove pollen and grime from all exposed surfaces.
  • Check the screen door for any dragging issues and make repairs if necessary.
  • Deep-clean the floors to eliminate any accumulated dirt, dust, or mildew.

Cleaning And Seal Wooden Components

It’s important to keep in mind that every screened-in room is unique. If your room has wooden flooring, you’ll need extra measures to maintain it properly. To ensure the longevity of your wood flooring, it’s recommended to reseal them every few years using a high-quality sealant. It’s also important to regularly inspect the deck boards for any signs of wear or damage and make necessary repairs, such as fixing broken or warped pieces, to prevent further damage. By following these steps, you can help prolong the lifespan of your wood flooring and keep your screened-in room in top condition.

Trust Eastern Shore Porch and Patio

When you embark on your next project for your property, trust Eastern Shore Porch and Patio to help. We service Bethany Beach, Ocean City, Lewes, Salisbury, and the Delmarva area. You can request a quote today! If you have questions or concerns, call us at 302-436-9520 or send us an email at For updates and ideas, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.


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