With year-round outdoor living in Florida, having patio and pool privacy is important for homeowners who spend a lot of time on their patio, or in the pool and deck area. Enclose your pool or patio with a privacy screen to keep your privacy as well as the sun’s UV rays out. An added bonus of privacy screen keeps insects out that threaten to ruin your outdoor activities. In Central Florida, we live in an area especially prone to mosquitoes and other insects. Privacy screens provide an excellent barrier between you and unwanted pests of all types.
Before adding a screen enclosure to your patio or pool area, check with your neighborhood’s homeowner’s association (if you have one) to make sure you are not violating deed restrictions. Once you are clear, you can decide on the style and type of privacy screen for your pool enclosure you would like to install. The following tips and information will help make your decision a little easier.
Benefits of a Privacy Screen
Patio or Pool Privacy Screen Adds Resale Value To Your Home. Installing a privacy screen will be fast to install and can instantly transform your backyard patio area into a comfortable, shaded environment. Not only are you adding an extra space for easy outdoor living, a screened-in patio adds resale value to your home. According to Zillow.com, the return on investment for this type of home-improvement project is estimated at nearly 80% in most cases! So you’ll enjoy all the benefits of a privacy screened patio or pool while you live in your home and then it becomes an attractive selling point if you decide to put your home on the market later.
Pool Privacy Screens Are Ideal for Homes in Central Florida. Backyards seem to be getting smaller these days. Some homes are even developed on zero-lot lines. With homes that close, privacy can be an issue. Privacy screened-in patios and pools create a secluded retreat for your family and friends to simply enjoy being outside day or night.
Privacy Screened-In Patio And/Or Pool Decks Are Great Place For Relaxation. Even though others won’t be able to see into your patio, you can still sit comfortably and look out at the nature in your backyard. Just sit back, read, enjoy a cold glass of lemonade, nap, or just do nothing and enjoy the view.
Creates A Safe Play Area For Your Children And Their Friends. Even if it is raining outside, your children (and pets) can still have a place to play outside and get fresh air. And because it’s right outside your back patio door, you can keep an eye on them in a close, safe environment.
Helps Protect Your Own Personal Home Space. Just as the name implies, privacy screen helps to block out unpleasant external sights that would otherwise create an eyesore or visual disturbance. Plus they screen your activities and movements from the watchful eyes of neighbors.
Keep in mind, screened-in patios and pool enclosures will require regular routine maintenance. While the patio itself will be protected from the elements for the most part, this is not true of the screening. Dulando Screen & Awning uses only the best quality privacy screen materials, Phifer Screen. You can count on years of use before it may be necessary to replace parts of the screening.
Overall, a screened-in patio and/or pool enclosure can be a wonderful addition to any home in Central Florida. Not only does it help you better utilize your outdoor spaces, but a quality privacy screen can also add significant resale value to your home down the road. Homeowners looking to make a smart and useful home improvement investment should consider this option for themselves. Contact us for a FREE In-Home Design Consultation today: (407) 862-6060