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A SCREENED IN PATIO IS A MUST HAVE IN FLORIDA
Many of us like to enjoy our morning coffee on the patio as we watch the sun rise and listen as the birds begin to chirp. Likewise, lots of people like to socialize with family, friends and neighbors any time of day on their front or back patio. Evenings on the patio can be a relaxing experience too, as one enjoys a glass of wine, a good book, or simply recapping the day with a loved one. Across America, the patio is a place of calm enjoyment and many people like to start or end their day relaxing there.
By definition, a patio is made up of a cement slab, or brick pavers, and does not have an extension of the roof to cover the slab. Patios can be attached to the house but are sometimes separate from the house. Patios were originally a backyard upgrade, but many homeowners add patio slabs to the front of their homes, especially when the home does not already have a porch. In Florida, there are many good reasons why a screened in patio is preferred.
ADVANTAGES OF YOUR NEW PATIO SCREEN
Florida homeowners prefer a patio screen to protect them from mosquitoes and other flying insects.
KEEP INSECTS OUT
As stated, patio screens will help protect your patio area from flying insects including mosquitoes, chiggers, no-see-ums, and wasps. Nobody likes to get bit by these critters, so if you want to enjoy the outdoors on your patio year-round, you will want to add a screen structure to protect your patio.
When you get your patio screened in, you will be able to choose from several different types of screen. There are screens that specifically block even the tiniest of flying bugs. If insects that bite are a problem in your neighborhood, you might want to consider the more fine insect screen which we have available.
The number one reason most people get their patios screened is to protect from mosquitoes, but screened patios offer other benefits, too!
PATIO SCREEN ROOFS PROTECT FROM HEAT AND SUN
When screening in your patio, you will be able to choose from several types of roof for your patio enclosure. While screened pool patios will usually have a roof which is also made up of screen to allow sunlight thru, there are other options for patio screens. Most homeowners choose to have an aluminum roof to cover their patio.
The Florida sun can be almost unbearable in the summer months. Even after the sun starts setting, you may find that your patio remains hot well into the early evening. Once you decide to have your patio covered and screened, you will love the difference in temperature it creates for this leisure space.
Most patios will benefit from the shade offered by an aluminum roof. Aluminum plank roofs will reflect some heat simply by providing shade for your patio during midday. To help beat the heat in Florida, many homeowners choose insulated aluminum roofs for their screened patio. With an insulated aluminum roof, your patio will not only be cooler in the summer, but it will also stay a bit warmer at nightfall during the winter.
ADD CURB TO APPEAL TO YOUR HOME WITH PATIO SCREEN ADDITION
Homes with a professionally screened patio look more appealing than homes with only a concrete slab for the patio. Choose from different color options for your patio’s metal frame to complement the existing paint and trim on your home. If your patio is attached to the front of your home, screening it in will also create a covered entrance.
A PATIO SCREEN ADDS MORE SQUARE FEET
OF LIVING SPACE
When you choose to attach a patio screen to your home, you create more living space. Since your patio will likely have an aluminum roof or an insulated aluminum roof, it increases the amount of covered living space. The increase in living area along with the improved curb appeal of your home means that screening in your patio may be a good home improvement investment.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO GET A
PATIO SCREEN INSTALLED?
The cost of screening in your patio will vary depending on a few factors. Choice of roof type, the kind of protective patio screen installed, and the size of your patio are the three main factors which will determine the cost of your screened patio installation. Gutters and drainage must also be considered, and your existing gutters will be either preserved or upgraded during the process.
The best way to find out how much you will invest for a patio screen installation for your home is to contact South East Screen for a free estimate. We will schedule a time at your convenience to come to your home and provide you with a free estimate on the spot. There is no obligation, but if you do choose to have us install your screened patio, all work is warrantied. At South East Screen, we guarantee our workmanship and your complete satisfaction.