Beautifully decorated and furnished patios and decks can act as an extension of your home, creating additional living space year-round. However, even the most luxurious patio becomes less attractive, and functional, when the weather (or insects) makes it difficult to be outdoors. While people often take to screening in their deck/patio to provide a solution to this problem, many homeowners find fixed screens to be an unattractive and impractical solution. This is where retractable screens can become the perfect solution, as they allow homeowners to screen in their patio when needed at the touch of a button. If you have not previously considered adding retractable screens to your outdoor space, here is a look at just a few of the benefits that doing so can provide.
Create More Usable Space
One of the biggest benefits of investing in retractable screens for your deck or patio is that this can help you to create more usable outdoor space year-round. During the winter, bringing down the screens can help to provide some protection from the wind, making it possible to move dinner parties outside. During the summer, bring down the screens during the hottest part of the day to keep some of the heat from the sun out, and bring them back up in the evening to let the cool afternoon breeze in. Retractable screens will provide you with the flexibility to customize your outdoor space to your current needs.
Gain Protection From Insects
Of course, depending on where you live, entertaining outside during the spring and summer may seem impossible due to all of the insects. Aside from being a nuisance, insects such as mosquitoes can carry a variety of diseases that can be harmful to humans. When the sun goes down and the insects start to come out, you can simply lower your screens rather than be forced to move the party inside.
Retractable screens can also help to save you money in the summer in addition to increasing your comfort. Considering it is likely that you have large windows or glass doors adjacent to your deck or patio, the hot summer sun can be a source of energy loss for your home as heat pours in through these windows. Lowering your retractable screens can help to divert some of this heat, saving you on the cost of cooling your home.
These are just a few of the benefits of installing retractable screens on your deck or patio. Contact us to learn more as well as to find out about our retractable screen systems.