Is your patio feeling unfinished? You've already put in the hard work to make a sweet outdoor space that you love to spend time in, but something feels off. Something is missing. You've got your firepit, your outdoor cooking area, cozy seating, and more. What more can you add? Have you considered adding a retractable screen to your patio? This might seem like a small change, but it can make a big difference when it comes to how you enjoy your outdoor space. Not sure if it's right for you? Read on to learn about a few retractable screen benefits.
No More Bugs and Pests One of the most annoying things about sitting out on the patio, enjoying a sunny day or warm night, is the presence of pesky bugs and critters who weren't invited to the party. Sure, you can keep some of them at bay with citronella candles, but wouldn't it be better to prevent them in the first place? When you add retractable screens to your patio, you're creating a barrier that can keep those uninvited guests out. You're protecting yourself and your family from bug bites and protecting your plants and furniture from larger pests. Protection from The Sun While you want to enjoy the sun while you're on the patio, there comes a time when you're tired of the bright rays blinding you. There's no need to suffer from sunburn to enjoy your outdoor space. When you still want to enjoy the sun, but you want to keep it out of your eyes and off of your skin, pull your retractable screen down partway. You don't have to stop sitting on your patio. All-Weather Comfort The retractable patio screen won't only help you during bright and sunny days. It's great for all weather conditions. Do you give up on patio days when the weather is cold or rainy? What about when it snows? You're losing out on patio time during a large percentage of the year. With retractable screens, this doesn't have to be true. Pull them down to create a comfortable space that allows you to control the temperature. Bonus: blocking out the sun can even control the temperature inside your home. Energy Savings When you use retractable screens, you may even save money on your energy bills. During the hot summer months, most people run their air conditioners all day long. When you have an open patio and clear patio doors, you're getting a lot of excess light into your home, and that makes the heat worse (so you turn up the air conditioner even higher). By lowering the screens when you're not enjoying the sun, you can save money on cooling your home. Is a Retractable Screen Right for You? A retractable screen is a low-commitment option that can enhance your patio space. You don't need to leave your patio fun for the summer months. Enjoy your patio year-round by using retractable screens. If you're ready to make the switch, South Country Glass wants to help. Use our contact form or send us an email, and one of our experienced representatives will be with you as soon as possible so we can find the right solution for your patio space.