6 Benefits of Outdoor Screen Rooms


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Article by Rachel Newton

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Outdoor patio enclosures are a recent trend throughout outdoor living. The best part of adding a screen room to your home is that they 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!


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.

Insect Protection

In the Midwest, bugs and pests quickly become annoying. It is crucial to have something that protects you from pests, without ruining your outdoor experience. Undoubtedly, you will be able to enjoy the summer breeze you long for every year worry-free.

Weather Protection - Reducing 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.

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.

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 customized 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!

Increasing 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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