4 Signs It’s Time to Invest in a Screen Enclosure

Written By Kenneth Wilson  |  1 Comments

Whether you’ve heard of or know what a screen enclosure is or not, there’s a good chance you aren’t aware of all the benefits it has to offer. Many people think screen enclosures keep you sheltered away from the outdoors and look unappealing, but the reality is the opposite is true.

A screen enclosure adds a layer of protection from the sun and other elements, so you’ll be more likely to spend time outdoors. Plus, screen enclosures can be aesthetically pleasing and add value to your home when installed properly.

You may not be considering investing in a screen enclosure at the moment, but here are a few signs you may benefit from one.

  1. You Need A Relaxing Area At Your Home

    Do you like to spend time outdoors at your home, but don’t have the most relaxing space? This is a common problem among homeowners. Decks and patios are great, but they don’t allow you to relax because of bugs and other elements.

    A screen enclosure can protect you from these elements, so you’ll be able to sit outside and relax without having to worry about anything. You can enjoy looking out from your deck or patio without your vision being impaired or being uncomfortable.

    Screen enclosures are pretty straightforward, for the most part. But they can be hard to visualize in your yard if you’ve never seen one before. Hiring a designer to help you visualize the enclosure, how it can help and will give you a better idea of if a screen is right for you.

  2. The Bugs Are Unbearable

    Florida is going to have a lot of bugs, no matter where you live in the state. This is actually one of the main reasons why people invest in screen enclosures. There are different types of screen enclosures you can buy, but the best ones have tiny rectangles making it up so bugs can’t get through.

    If you don’t spend as much time outside as you would like due to the insects, a screen enclosure may be right for you. You don’t want to have to limit yourself, pets or family from spending quality time outdoors because of pesky bugs. Investing in a quality screen enclosure can help rid yourself of bugs so you can enjoy the outdoors more.

  3. You Want to Add to Your Pool Area

    There are many reasons why it’s beneficial to have a screen enclosure around your pool. We’ll start with the aesthetic benefits. A screen gives you a sense of privacy when you’re swimming, and you don’t have to worry about bugs or anything else bothering you while you’re in it. Plus, a screen enclosure looks classy when it’s surrounding any structure, especially a swimming pool.

    From a practical standpoint, a screen enclosure will help keep your pool clean from leaves, sticks and other objects clogging up your drain. Many people invest in a screen enclosure just so they won’t have to work as hard to keep their swimming pool clean year round. Just make sure you get the best quality screen enclosure material you can afford so it will last a long time and be worth the investment.

  4. You Want Some Transition Space

    There’s nothing like the feeling of being secure in your own home. But does that mean you don’t feel as secure when you’re in your backyard? That may not necessarily be completely true, but a screen enclosure can provide you with a transition space between your home and the outdoors.

    You’ll still be outside on your patio or deck, but the screen enclosure gives the feeling of security like you’re inside your home. Many people don’t think of transition space as being important, but if you aren’t completely comfortable in your backyard, a screen enclosure could be the answer.

    Investing in a screen enclosure is a big decision. They aren’t cheap, but they are well worth it. When you hire the best contractors to install your screen enclosure, you will be able to enjoy it for many years, as long as you take preventative maintenance steps to protect it.

    Whether you’re looking for a way to keep debris out of your pool, need some added privacy or anything in between, reach out to us for information on how a screen enclosure can help you.


About the Author

I can build it, and I can help you get the patio enclosure you want! I got my start in the Florida patio industry back in the 70s as a young general laborer looking for something to make a few bucks. At the time I never thought it would end up as my career. Over the years I grew beyond the laborer position, becoming a foreman, superintendent, and then into executive management for some of the largest patio contractors, and material vendors. Now into retirement and slightly bored, I offer consulting services to new and existing contractors, and publish this website to help the people who love their patio's and screen enclosures the most - YOU!

  • Thank you for this informative website. I am purchasing a home on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay. It has a pool, much of which is between two wings of the home, so an enclosure would have to be attached to the roof on very nearly three sides. Would this affect the integrity of the roof? Also is it possible to put some sort of shade on part of the top, as I am not able to spend time in the direct sun? Thank you for any information you may have and also for any referrals you may be able to offer.

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