5 Custom Options For A Screen Enclosure

A custom screen room protects your patio or pool area from insects, animal pests, and blowing debris. A tight mesh screen can also help keep out some pollen, which is a boon for allergy sufferers. There are a few options to decide upon if you desire a screen room.

1. Screen Options

One of the first decisions to make is the screen. Aluminum and steel screening are available and sometimes preferred, especially if you have pets that may damage the screen. Fiberglass and nylon screens are more common due to their cost effectiveness, attractive appearance, and durability. You can find screening in a variety of mesh sizes depending on your pest exclusion and airflow requirements.

2. Framing Materials

Screen room enclosures require good framing to build the wall to which the screens attach. Lightweight aluminum is a popular option because it is attractive, low maintenance, and cost-effective. Wood is also an option, particularly if you prefer a heavier material, but it will need ongoing maintenance to keep it painted or finished. Vinyl framing, typically installed over a wooden core, provides the weight of wood with the durability and low maintenance of vinyl.

3. Color Choices

There are a wide variety of options when it comes to the color of the framing materials. Wood and metal can be painted and finished in any color you desire, so you can custom-match them to your home's walls or trim. Vinyl framing is available in a wide range of popular colors, which include many neutral choices so that it is easy to find something that complements your home. 

4. Knee Wall Upgrades

A knee wall is a good option to add if you have pets or children. The part of a screen enclosure most likely to suffer damage is the bottom foot or so. A knee wall is a panel that goes over this section of the framing, and then the screen part of the enclosure begins above the knee wall. Most framing options come with the opportunity to add an aluminum knee wall. You can also have a custom knee wall of brick or stone installed. 

5. Usability Features

Look for features that increase the usability of your screen enclosure. You can have an integrated screen door added so it is easy to enter into the yard, for example. There are also options to add chair rails to the framing, which protects the screen if the patio furniture is pushed back too far. 

Contact a company such as Wyatt's Contracting Services LLC to learn more.

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