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Keeping rain out of screened porch

I recently screened in my back patio. On the northeast side, where the wind consistently blows down my side yard, I get a lot of blown rain in the area...I am hesitant to install my new wood furniture & new pillows, etc., due to the moisture problem. It's the only area where I can put the furniture out of the way of the doorways...I've researched blinds and stuff but none seem like they would keep the rain blow off the porch. I am considering stapling plastic to the exterior to cover the whole area but hate to cut off the air circulation (I'm down in southeast Louisiana) and the view; also, would the staples rust? Anyhoo, any suggestions as to what I can do to solve this problem to make the area comfortable and dry, even in a storm, would be greatly appreciated...thanks, Addie

Re: Keeping rain out of screened porch

Jalousie windows were a southern favourite for a reason.
Staples in stainless steel or monel resist rust.

Re: Keeping rain out of screened porch

Roll-up fabric awnings were the old-time way to do it. Or french doors with screens. Or full-height operational wood shutters. All of the solutions are quite costly, I'm afraid.

Re: Keeping rain out of screened porch

Thanks for the ideas...maybe exterior bermuda shutters that I can close when I need to but you're right...a little costly...I might be able to find some salvaged shutters here in town via the Greenproject, etc...thanks again.

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