Adding Retractable Screen Systems To Your Deck Or Porch

When my husband and I purchased our first home, the process was stressful, but we settled on one we liked enough to live in temporarily until we expanded our family. When moving time arrived, we both dreaded the expected stress. We ended up using a different real estate agent than we did the first time, and we made a great decision, because she had a lot of home remodeling knowledge! We were adamant on finally finding our "perfect" home this time. When she showed us homes that lacked features we desired that we would have "nixed" before, she let us know if the feature could be added, and usually it could! We are now in our new home that we had a few small renovations performed on after we bought it, and we love it! I want to help others by sharing some remodeling tips I learned on a blog!

Adding Retractable Screen Systems To Your Deck Or Porch

14 December 2020
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog


For homeowners or families that like spending a lot of time outdoors, the porch and deck can be among the areas where they spend the most time. However, they may not always take the steps to improve the comfort that they can expect when they are spending time on the porch or deck. The installation of retractable screens can be a great way of making your deck or porch a more pleasant place to spend a lot of time.

Protect Your Deck Or Porch From Pests

Pests can be one of the biggest complaints that individuals will have about spending time outdoors. Depending on where your home is located, there may be a large number of mosquitos or other insects that could leave itching or painful bites. Having a screen installed around your porch or deck can significantly reduce the prevalence of these pests as they will be unable to fit through the small gaps left in the screen. For the most effective screens for limiting pest problems, you will want to choose a screen that has the smallest gaps possible. Otherwise, you may find that there are many pests that may be small enough to be able to squeeze through the screens.

Easily Retract The Screens When They Are Not Needed

There can be times when you may not need or want the screens to be in place. Often, this will be the case when a person is wanting to use their deck or porch during the winter or other cooler times of the year. Luckily, a retractable screen system will allow you to easily raise and lower the screens depending on what you are needing and wanting. Furthermore, many of these systems are automated, which will allow you to control them with the push of a button.

Allow For Convenient Installation

A homeowner may be under the impression that it will always be extremely difficult and a lengthy process to install retractable screens on their deck or porch. However, these systems can actually be fairly easy to install for professional contractors. In fact, a homeowner may find that this screening system can be installed in as little as a couple of hours. Further, there will be little need for the homeowner to be present during this installation, which can allow those with busy schedules to easily have this project done without having to suffer hassles or disruptions to their normal routine.

To learn more, contact a resource that offers retractable screens.