Since there is no staircase down to the ground...you really don't have to worry about bears coming up on the deck. I know, they can climb the poles...but they never have. I made sure we had a screen for the door...since we don't have air conditioning. July nights can get stuffy.We enjoy sleeping with the door open most of the summer.
Thank goodness the door wasn't open last night....because a pack rat chewed a hole right through it! A rather neat little rectangle don't ya think?