In order to make your patio a more comfortable place to spend time, you may find that investing in a screened enclosure can be one of the more effective ways of achieving this. However, many homeowners may not have previously given the thought of adding a screen enclosure much attention, which can lead to them being uninformed about the process of making this upgrade as well as the benefits it can provide.

Will It Be Difficult to Install a Screen Enclosure for Your Patio?

A homeowner will often be under the assumption that adding a screened enclosure to their patio will be an extremely difficult upgrade to make. In most cases, this will actually be a fairly simple upgrade to make. For those who already have a cover for their patio, a patio screen enclosure may be installed on it. This will allow you to keep pests out without needing to make major changes to the patio or awning. If your patio does not have a cover, adding a screened enclosure will be more difficult. But it is necessary to also install the supports and cover.

Can You Remove the Screen?

There may be times of the year when you do not need to have the screen in place. Luckily, many of these systems will be able to accommodate your preference by being easy to remove or retract. In fact, some of the screen enclosures will have an automated system that will allow you to raise or lower the screened enclosure with a remote control or a central control panel. These enclosure systems will be more costly due to the motorized components and the control system. However, the ability to easily raise or lower the enclosure can allow you to enjoy the full sensation of a cool breeze or direct sunlight.

Will a Screened Enclosure Require Any Special Maintenance or Care?

A screened enclosure will require some maintenance to keep it in good condition. However, this should not be a major inconvenience to meet as it will largely involve simply cleaning the screen. This will remove any dust or other debris that had gotten stuck in the small openings in the screen. If you have chosen a motorized retractable enclosure screen, the motors will need to be serviced from time to time in order to keep them lubricated and properly aligned. However, this should only be needed every few years as the motors will be designed to be extremely durable.