In addition to creating an extension of the home with a useable outdoor space, patio screens when used effectively can help to reduce energy costs throughout the year.
A screened in porch is a classic and can be configured for all kinds of outdoor spaces. By enclosing that space with screening, floor to ceiling, you keep the space, create an extra outdoor room and protect the area from bothersome flying insects.
Whether you live in town or out in the desert, patio screening is one of the most effective methods to protect your home from heat, winds and even cold temperatures. Patio screening offers some insulation from outside temperatures that can translate to 1-5 degrees difference in heat or cold transferred to exterior walls and thereby the interior of the home. That little bit of temperature insulation reduces the energy needed to cool or heat your home and can save as much as 25% on utility costs.
Patio and deck screening, outdoor or indoor window screening that deflects heat and shields from burning UV rays keeps the areas behind them cooler. Put your hand on a sunny wall and then a shady wall. The shady wall is cooler to the touch, as is the space behind it and the room it encloses.
The most effective method of reducing heat to the patio is to enclose it in screening. Patio screening or outdoor screening shields areas from heat.
Awnings are traditionally thought of as being fabricated of a canvas or other heavy material and often are, but there is a great deal to be said for metal or aluminum awnings which is often overlooked. A sheet metal or corrugated aluminum is actually the perfect material for covering a patio, doors, […]
Everyone likes a shaded patio. It provides a cooler space to sit, protects the walls of the house from direct sun which reduces interior cooling costs, and extends the outdoor living space. Fabric patio covers, aluminum patio covers, shade sails and fixed patio roofing structures accomplish this beautifully.