The more time people spend in nature, the more they can reduce stress, depression, and anxiety. Spending time outdoors, even in your backyard, has many positive physical and mental health benefits. It's no wonder that so many Canadians love their patios. Although summer is coming to a close, there's still time to consider the state of your outdoor space. One upgrade that pays off involves selecting the right outdoor patio screens. Here are some patio ideas and tips for choosing the right style for your needs.
Retractable Screens Retractable screens for a patio allow you to protect yourself and your guests from the harsh glare of the sun, insects, and prying eyes. You can raise or lower the screen as necessary, allowing you to enjoy the view of your surroundings still and lowering the screen only when you need to. You can enjoy your outdoor space all night without worrying about mosquitoes and other pests ruining the fun. Manual vs. Motorized You have a few options for patio screens, but they can be categorized into motorized or manual types. Manual options are pulled down or adjusted by hand, while motorized options open and close as needed with the push of a button. The decision comes down to your budget and how much you prize convenience. Motorized screens are excellent for entertaining, as you can adjust them with a remote whenever you need to without disrupting the conversation. Smart Screens for Convenience Our SmartScreen motorized options offer privacy and protection from insects and include sun and wind sensors. Our automated screens respond to rain and wind, allowing you to stay dry and protected in almost any weather. We also offer a remote-operated option. Our SmartScreen can fit openings 16' tall and 30' wide. Be sure to measure the space for the door, window, or screen you need to be installed. The Best Patio Screens for Large Spaces Do you have a large, open patio area? If so, you want a durable screen for bigger openings. The Horizon retractable screens open from side to side, rather than up and down, perfect for big patio areas. It's the ideal option for an entertaining space or an outdoor eating area. Enjoy Your Patio All Season Whether you choose manual or automated, light or dark, you can make the most of your outdoor space by installing patio screens. These tips and options will give you some ideas about where to start, but a consultation is the best way to determine what you need. Learn more about our screen options here at South Country Glass Ltd., and then call us to get a quote today.