Covered concrete deck -- screen it, or not?
We are building new construction and have a ranch plan with a walkout basement. Off the kitchen/dining area, we have a covered concrete deck, 18x14, over our walkout basement level. There are stairs down to the ground level.
I'm just curious how much it might cost to screen it, as opposed to buying the black, aluminum railing which tends to be very expensive?
The deck's open sides will be south and west with some shade trees, but not many.
What do you think? Screen it, or not? It's already covered, so sun protection would be good. Live in South Dakota where the skeeters are the size of small birds... :) So that is the only advantage I can think of, but arguably, quite a big one.