I had been debating for years whether or not to enclose my porch before I actually decided to go ahead and do it.
I started the process last summer, and the reason that I say it was a process was because I decided to do it all myself. I did not want to have to pay the money to have professionals come out and do it. It took me about four months to complete the process, but I am glad that I decided to enclose my porch on my own rather than hiring it done. I learned so much from that experience. By the time that I got the porch enclosed, it was cold outside. I was super bummed about that because I thought that I would not be able to enjoy my newly enclosed porch. I decided to look into getting a heater for the porch to make it possible for me to enjoy it even during the colder months. I found a few different heaters, but I ended up going with a small propane heater. I was not sure if it would put off enough heat to keep the porch warm, but I was definitely surprised by the fact that it did. The porch gets so warm sometimes that I have to turn the propane heater off. I am so glad that I went with propane instead of using electricity. I did not know it at the time, but using propane is much cheaper than using electricity. I love my little propane heater, and I am so thankful that I have a warm enclosed porch to enjoy even during the cold and dreary winter months.