6 Benefits of Outdoor Screen Rooms

Outdoor patio enclosures are a recent trend throughout outdoor living. It should be noted that screen rooms have many customizable options. In turn, homeowners have many possibilities for an outdoor space they want and need.

Read below for 6 benefits of outdoor screen rooms!

1. Privacy

Adding a screen room system to your living space can help increase privacy. If this is high on your priority list, there are many options to look at while designing your screen room. Particularly, when choosing the mesh material there are different tints to give you exactly what you need. Most retractable screens, for example, are designed so that you can see out, but others cannot see in.

An outdoor room addition with three retractable screen walls

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2. Insect Protection

In the Midwest, bugs and pests quickly become annoying. It is crucial to have something to protect you from pests, without ruining your outdoor experience. Fixed and retractable screens will protect you from mosquitos, flies, wasps, or any other pest for a worry-free outdoor experience. Undoubtedly, you will be able to enjoy the summer breeze you long for every year worry-free.

The interior of an outdoor screen room addition on a composite deck

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3. Weather Protection – Reduces Temperature and UV Rays

Fixed and retractable screen rooms are like sunglasses for your home. Not only will they help protect you from UV Rays, but it will protect your belongings from sun damage. Screen rooms can help protect your skin from the sun after a long day enjoying the outdoors. It is also a nice place to unwind and relax during any season.

Consider adding a retractable vinyl screen to your room for extra protection and comfort from the weather. Additionally, a retractable vinyl screen can help contain heat or air and/or will keep rain or snow out.

Pool side outdoor room with a beautiful fireplace feature and stone wall in the back

retractable screen wall on a pool house

4. Energy Savings

If you are adding an outdoor screen room to your home, odds are there are windows and doors that will back up to your new addition. Adding a screen room to an outdoor space can help shade your home from the sun. This in turn can help cool down your home, specifically, helping your HVAC run efficiently.

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5. Best of Both Worlds

By adding an outdoor screen room, you are truly getting the best of both worlds. You can enjoy the outdoors through the comfort of the indoors. As stated before, there are many options to customize your new space. It is important to think about what you truly need and want in your space. Here is a list of 20 outdoor space ideas!

enjoy a family dinner in an outdoor room with retractable screens

6. Increases Usable Space

Do you have a deck or patio that you use less than you wish? If that answer is yes, it may be time to consider adding an outdoor screen room. As stated above, adding a screen room can help increase comfort of outdoor living. A room like this can also help increase your indoor AND outdoor usable space.

When considering a fixed screen room, think about including a retractable screen in the design for more flexibility. With customizable sizes, retractable screens can increase the flow of your outdoor screen room with a click of a button. This is perfect for hosting a barbecue, enjoying the backyard with your family, or anything you can imagine.

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Evaluating Your Options

When deciding on a screen room, remember that your room can have both fixed and retractable screens. At Heartlands, fixed screen room systems are built and installed on site. For the fixed screen mesh, Heartlands uses “pool and patio” screen mesh which is approximately 20% thicker and more durable than typical mesh.

Retractable screens are perfect for adding flexibility for your space. They also are available as retractable mesh screens and retractable vinyl screens. Both of which are available for viewing at our showroom in Chesterfield Valley.

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