Watching Winter from the Porch – The Benefits of Warmer Weather

Fall seems to have arrived late to Central Texas this year, which tells Austinites that a milder-than-normal winter is likely on its way. While it seems unlikely that this year’s Christmas will be white, there are many benefits the gentle winter brings with it. The slower temperature change is especially good news for those many home owners with the screened porches and patio doors Austin is known for. Here are some ways you should be taking advantage of the extra months you have to enjoy your patio screen doors and porches this holiday season.

  1. Family meals

There’s no reason to squirrel away inside this winter. Set up tables on the patio to enjoy a meal with family and friends outside in the open air. Though flies and mosquitoes are sure to be attracted to the fantastic smells that accompanies your good cooking, you needn’t fear if your screens have been installed and maintained by professionals. By working with the experts at Dan’s Screens & Things you can be sure that no uninvited party guests arrive and ruin the feast.

  1. Host Friends

The holidays are a time to spread cheer, and the best way to do that is to invite your friends together and share their company. A screened porch provides the ideal space to gather. Not only will you be able to save money on your energy bill by enjoying the beautiful weather, you also won’t have to worry about rain ruining your plans. When you open your patio doors, Austin friends gather and good times are shared by all. No porch? No problem! A large living area with open screened windows is also a great place to celebrate all your cherished friendships.

  1. Enjoy “You” Time

The end of the year always brings with it reason to pause and reflect. Take time for yourself and use the extra days of gorgeous weather to your advantage. Listen to the chirping of birds and crickets as you savor a Texas sunrise or sunset. Cozy up in a blanket with a mug of something warm and watch a misty rain through your patio screen doors.  Enjoy fireflies lighting up the night without worrying about mosquitoes. Give yourself the gift of time and allow yourself to take refuge in the peace and quiet your screened patio offers you.

There’s no doubt that a mild winter is great news for homes with screened porches and screened windows. The opportunity to spend more time enjoying Texas weather without having to leave your home or worry about bugs is just another thing to be grateful for this holiday season. It’s the perfect way to host family and friends and partake in the holiday spirit. Make sure that your screens are well maintained and are in tip top shape before inviting guests over! It’s also not too late to get screens installed in order to take advantage of the rest of the season. Dan White’s Screens & Things are happy to provide the best service for you and help you make this Texan winter the best one yet.