Bug Proofing A Screened Porch
Here we go, week 2 of the One Room Challenge! This week we are sealing up and Bug Proofing A Screened Porch.
So we are in One Room Challenge: Week 2 for those of you following along on the Spring 2017 One Room Challenge hosted by Linda@Calling It Home and House Beautiful. This week we will be focusing on Bug Proofing A Screened Porch to keep all the creepy crawlers out of our Southern Style Sleeping Porch.
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I am know for alway talking about my “7 P’s” which is, ” Prior Proper Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance.” (I must call out my friend Karen, that taught me this valuable information at an early age!) Welcome to the “prior proper planning phase” of this project. So one of the main projects we decided to tackle this week was to seal up the screen porch a little bit better, so no creepy crawlers get in. I am sure many of you know, when a screen porch meet up to the siding on your house a little bitty gap is left which can allow bugs to get in. Now that we are making this a sleeping porch, I have no desire to deal with any kind of bugs getting inside. So we decide to add weather stripping, commonly used on doors and windows, to the seal the gap.
Once installed we caulked the remaining opening to insure that no bugs we be able to get through this gap. I don’t know about you, but I feel much better about sleeping in an area that is all sealed up. I know it will not keep all the bugs out, since it is an outdoor space… but it will keep most of the bugs out.Now being this close to the water and the wood line we do not have to worry as much about nightly creepy crawlies sneaking into out sleeping porch. We will also use monthly and quarterly pest control as well to keep the bugs away, but this step will help to keep a few more bugs out rather than in.
Tune in next week when we remove this furniture and build our Pallet Bed then start to painting! Lots. great things will be happening so be sure to sign up for our monthly newsletter to stay in formed. Sign up for our: Designer Notes!