We talk a lot about enclosed patios because of how much they can do for your home. First, they put to use dead space (part of your home you never use), and second they increase the value of your home by adding another room. But, did you know that with the right materials not only does an enclosed patio give you an additional room to use that it is also a versatile room that can change functions from one season to the next?
Enclosed Patio Windows
In the winter, having an enclosed patio as a sunroom gives you a great place to go to enjoy the son without the cold temperatures outside. And choosing the right windows for your enclosed patio is very important. Because you will have so many windows in one room, it can get hot in there on a sunny day. While this may sound great for the winter, the sun can still make it too hot or too bright to comfortably enjoy this room.
The solution? Tinted windows.
Instead of covering up the windows on a sunny day and blocking the view outside, tinted windows decrease the power of the sun’s rays that come in. This means there is less heat built up in the room, and the room is not as bright. Tinted windows actually take off 2 hours of daylight from the sun coming in. So, if it is 2pm, the sun coming in to the enclosed patio will be more like 4pm sun. This makes the room more comfortable to be in for both the winter and the summer.
Enclosed Patio Screens
Screens on the windows and doors of an enclosed patio are essential if you want it to be multi-functional for all seasons. In the winter, with the windows closed you have sun-filled room that you can enjoy no matter the weather outside. But in the summer, the screens will allow you to open all the windows in the enclosed patio and create not only a sun-filled room, but also an open-air room just as if there were no windows at all. You just won’t have to deal with all the bugs that you would if you didn’t have the screens and windows.
Our TruScene window screens are the best choice for window screens that are durable, and also easy to see through. With other screens you have to do that funny head dance to get a good view out of them, but if you are going to go through all the trouble to create this fantastic enclosed porch choose a window screen that gives you the best view and protection.