How to Choosing the Right Screen Room Options

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The weather is warming up all over the country and people are getting ready to spend more time outside. While the prospect of sitting on your porch sounds great, past seasons will remind you that there are challenges that come with trying to relax outdoors. Excessive heat, bright sunlight, bugs, wind, and nosy neighbors can ruin what should be an enjoyable experience.

To combat these issues, you may be planning to have a screen room constructed on your property. If you’re exploring your options but you’re not sure which solutions you need, keep reading. This article will cover a few common screen room options as well as the key factors you should consider when making plans.

Screen Room Options

Screen rooms are designed to allow fresh air to blow through an otherwise enclosed room, which is what separates them from a sunroom (which is glass-enclosed). Depending on several factors, homeowners can choose a variety of options to create the most ideal screen room for their needs.

If you’re planning to have a screen room constructed in or around your home, take a look at these screen room options for ideas on the best way to proceed.

Retractable Screens

Retractable screen systems can be either manually controlled or motorized, so these screen room solutions are developed with the intention of meeting a variety of unique needs.

Retractable screens are custom-fitted into spaces the homeowner desires (such as archways or windows) in order to create a screen room. The screens can be retracted when they’re not in use to open the space completely or lowered to allow fresh air to flow through the area. This option provides the best of both worlds, as the screens block excessive sunlight, heat, and insects while allowing homeowners to enjoy the tranquility of the outdoors.

Additionally, some screens are designed to improve the homeowner’s sense of privacy without obstructing the view of any surrounding landscapes.

Retractable Doors

Screen Doors

A screen door can serve several purposes including sun protection, security enhancement, and pet safety. Depending on what the homeowner wants his or her screen door to accomplish, one of several screen door options may be appropriate.

Heavy-duty pet-proof screens allow dogs and cats to get fresh air and have fun playing outside the house without introducing any risks to the animal’s safety. These screens are incredibly durable, so dogs and cats won’t be able to break through if the mail carrier drops by.

Screen doors also improve home security measures by allowing airflow to pass through a screen room without opening the rest of the home to intruders. Screen doors can be locked so that the homeowner and his or her family can relax without interruptions or uninvited visitors walking in off the street.

Like other screen systems for screen rooms, a screen door can also control how much heat and sunlight passes into the room.

Screen doors can be retractable, sliding, or swinging so that they align with the home’s space availability.

Outdoor Shades

Exterior solar shades can turn an ordinary porch or patio into a screen room quickly and easily, and the shades can be rolled up and away when they’re not in use. without forcing the household to contend with insects, sunburns, or heat-induced headaches. Instead, with the shades in place, having a get-together, barbecue, or relaxing afternoon outside is easy regardless of how hot or windy the weather might get.

Factors To Consider

While each component of a screen room sounds perfect in theory, it’s important for homeowners to plan their screen room construction project with a few things in mind.

Screenmobile offers a wide variety of screen room solutions and each one is designed to meet a homeowner’s general needs. That said, certain products will be a better fit than others, depending on the features and functions our customers want.

Keep these three factors in mind when you’re coming up with screen room ideas.

Space Layout

Most screen room solutions come in different sizes, so they can be customized to fit a home’s unique layout. For homes with smaller screen room areas, smaller screens can be installed. For homes with massive porches that need to be screened in, a larger, more powerful screen system may be the best choice.

Additionally, if the home in question has high ceilings and archways, opting for motorized retractable screens may be more convenient than choosing manual screens, as it may be difficult to reach the edge of the screen if it retracts farther than the height of a typical adult.

Usage Needs

Homeowners living in locations that frequently experience harsh weather conditions and storms may benefit from choosing storm screens, doors, and windows. This way, wind, rain, and excessive heat won’t damage the screens encasing the screen room.

If security is a concern, choosing a metal screen door may be a better option than one with vinyl screening. Doors with metal screens still enable plenty of fresh air to blow through, but they keep homes safe and secure in the process.

The intended use for an individual’s screen room should play an important role in determining which product and material is best suited for the project. If you’re not sure exactly what sort of screen room solution you’d like, our customer service team can walk you through your options and help you make an informed decision.


Finally, the costs associated with creating a screen room will be an essential part of your plan. Some screen room solutions are more affordable than others, and depending on the size of the area you’re working with and the intended purpose of your screen room, you might be able to save money taking one route over another.

If you want to talk with an expert about your screen room options or you’d like to get started with your project, reach out to Screenmobile. Our team of experts will work with you to make sure you have everything you want in a screen room.


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