Cost of Screened In Porch

Don’t let your remodeling budget go over-board by hidden surprises – understand what the average installed costs for a screened-in porch is near you by using our simple to use calculator.

As an experienced licensed home improvement contractor, I know first hand what it should cost for various levels — from Basic, Better, and of course the best.

The costs for a screened-in porch calculator will provide you with up to date pricing for your area. Simply enter your zip code and the square footage, click update and you will see a breakdown on what it should cost to have a screened-in porch installed by a local contractor near you.

Screened In Porch Costs Calculator
Zip Code Sq. ft.
Basic Better Best
Screened In Porch – Material Prices $330.00 – $360.00 $405.00 – $412.50 $495.00 – $682.50
Screened In Porch – Installation Cost $487.50 – $502.50 $525.00 – $547.50 $555.00 – $585.00
Screened In Porch – Total $817.50 – $862.50 $930.00 – $960.00 $1050.00 – $1267.50
Screened In Porch – Total Average Cost per square foot $5.60 $6.30 $7.72

How Much Does a Screened In Porch Cost?

The average labor & material cost to screen-in a porch is $5 per square ft. for mid-range materials and trim. However, using high-end materials such as copper will increase the cost per sq. ft. by $1.50 to $2.25. A typical 12’x12′ back porch will cost you $860 to $1,200.

Screened In Porch
12’x12′ @ 140 sq. ft.
Labor w/ Installation
National Average $1,030
Mid-range Cost $860
High-end Cost $1,200
Average $760 to $1,200


What does a lanai porch cost?

The average cost of a lanai porch cost $28 to $65 per square foot.

What’s the difference between a screen porch, screened-in patio and covered deck?

A porch is a fixed portion of your front-entry, whereas a covered deck many not be enclosed as a porch would. A screened-in patio can be attached to the home or act as a standalone dwelling.

How much does it cost to convert a deck to screened porch?

The labor cost to covert a deck into a screened-in porch requires some framing and trim enhancements to support the screens – look to spend $6 to $8 per sq. ft. and $16 per square foot for any framing, roofing that needs to be done.

Screened In Porch – Pricing and Installation Cost Checklist

  • Get at least 3-5 estimates before hiring a screened-in porch contractor — estimates are typically free, unless it’s a service call for a repair.
  • Expect the prices to fluctuate between various companies – each and every company have different operation expenses and over-head.
  • Try to get prices in late Fall, early winter – you should expect aggressive pricing discounts by waiting for a contractor’s down season.
  • Try to budget and additional 7-15% more on top of what our calculator gives out – I.e; difficult configurations, patterns, the additional complexity of your home will add to the Screened In Porch costs.
  • Visit every supply house that sell your particular brand of Screened In Porch and try to negotiate a better price with each supplier – I save on average 20%.
  • Remember, there are multiple styled homes in the U.S – from: Contemporary, colonial, cape-cod style, ranch, bungalow, victorian, etc. So keep that in mind and try to budget a little more, before starting your Screened In Porch project.
  • Cost can add up quickly, especially if you’re a novice and have never attempted a Screened In Porch installation before. I would strongly recommend you hire a licensed and Insured Screened In Porch contractor to perform the installation for you.
  • Be sure to have a copy of the Screened In Porch Manufacturer’s recommended installation requirements before starting, to make sure your project doesn’t end up costing you more money in the long-run.

Estimate Arbor Costs for the following styles: Wood, PVC & Aluminum

External References:

  1. The HUD PATH Rehab Guide – Great resource for understanding framing systems and estimating costs
  2. Builders Estimating Guide – 2011 Edition

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