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How Retractable Fly Screens Can Add Value To Your Home

More homes today are being designed with a seamless indoor/outdoor flow. Some architect and builders are deliberately blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor space and improving outdoor functionality.

Functional Outdoor Living

Having a functional and efficient indoor-outdoor space means we can use that area throughout the year and not just over the summer. The problem with this is that during certain months insects may stop us from enjoying our outdoor entertaining space in the way that we’d like. There is an ideal solution – retractable fly screens.

Retractable Fly Screens

Retractable fly screens allow you to keep out insects without spoiling your view of the outdoors. Here are some of the ways that retractable fly screens can add value to your home:

  • Keep insects out. Nobody wants insects inside their home and retractable fly screens keep pests out!
  • Enjoy your space without insecticides. Retractable fly screens eliminate the need for insecticides. It’s better for your health and the environment.
  • Allows a natural breeze to pass through your home creating a healthier and environment and saving on air condition costs.
  • Reduces glare from the sun whether you’re inside your home or enjoying your outdoor space.
  • Allows a natural breeze to pass through your home creating a healthier environment and saving on air condition costs.
  • Allows natural light to stream into your home.
  • Retractable fly screens are an ideal way to enclose patios and terraces – increasing your usable living space.

Retractable Fly Screens Add Value

With all of these advantages retractable fly screens make an ideal investment, now and into the future. You’ll immediately enjoy the benefits that retractable fly screens offer, improve the currently liveability of your home, increase its saleability – and lift is value when its time to sell.

All in all, a first rate home improvements investment.

If you want to start another home improvement project, installing a screen door is a great idea to consider. It is a beneficial addition to your home because aside from preserving your home's charm, it can also protect you from harsh weather elements and keep bugs out.

More often than not, screen doors are only installed on front entrances and they are either made of fiberglass aluminum or wood frame. These screen doors also have interchangeable glass inserts and sliding screen. The best thing about these features is that you gain control how you want your screen door to function. This means that you can either use screen door to ventilate your home or provide additional barrier against unpleasant weather.

For you to make the most out of your screen door, you need to choose screens made from good quality materials. Screen doors are considered a great investment and a good quality screen door ensures that this investment will last several decades. Here are good reasons you should install a screen door:

Provides protection to your front door

A screen door has the ability to protect your door paint or prevent a window from damaging your door especially when wind blown debris comes in. However, you have to keep in mind that a screen door must not be installed if your front door is situated in a location where hours of direct sunlight is received. This is because excessive heat can build up between the screen door and the front door exposing your door to potential damage.

Lets you enjoy ventilation without worrying about bugs

Without a screen door, you cannot enjoy the cool breeze because you will be letting some uninvited guests in. If you have a screen door installed, you will have the freedom to open your front door without worrying about irritating bugs. You can also prevent pets from running outside as the screen door will also serve as their barrier.

Provides additional security

Screen doors let in a cool breeze while also providing barrier between your personal belongings and burglars. Screens are your protective barrier and if you choose screens made of aluminum or stainless steel, burglars who are in the gumption of entering your home will be intimidated.

Boosts curb appeal

Improving your home's appearance can also increase its value.These days, you can take advantage of many attractive versions with a vast range of designs and colors to choose from. They match your home's exterior and as a result you will be able to achieve your aesthetic goals.

Increases energy efficiency

You provide additional layer that covers your front entrance. The layer reduces air leaks so you will be able to enjoy an energy-efficient home. If you there are no air leaks to worry about, you can increase the chances of lowering your energy bills.

Technology has brought innovation into screens and this is the reason why it is no longer impossible to preserve the beauty of your doors and windows while also gaining greater peace of mind as you are protected from insects. There are various types of screens to choose from, but retractable screens are the smartest choice to make.

1. They are suitable for your French doors

Retractable screens are the perfect solution for French doors. This is because they are capable of mounting two screens to each side of the door frame making it easy to open the door without worrying about any unsightly screen features. They have a hidden latch system designed for both out-swing doors and in-swing doors. You will also enjoy the view outside as you can open the door one at a time.

2. They can be incorporated into your home design

One of the problems home owners face is installing the screen because it often sacrifices your home design. If you are going to choose retractable screens, you can get your screens customised based on the design of your door or window.

3. They will not spoil your view

Even if you have installed retractable screens, you can still enjoy the beautiful view. This is because its design hides unnecessary features and allows you to hide the screen when it is not needed.

4. They protect your interior design

You can still keep insects out while also protecting your home's interior design. The screens are discreetly mounted to the interior or exterior of your windows so you do not ruin your home's original design. You can enjoy your privacy as you do not have to worry about being completely visible to your neighbors. Retractable screens can also reduce the glare of the sun, which can bring harmful UV rays.

5. They reduce energy bills

The costs of air conditioning can also be reduced if you have retractable screens as it lets natural air in without worrying about uninvited guests such as mosquitoes, bugs and other insects. You are also keeping your interior cool while keeping curtains and blinds on the inside. Since retractable screens let you open your doors and windows, you are also reducing the amount of artificial lighting and maximising natural lighting.

Installing a fly screen is one of the best things you could ever do for your home. Here are some benefits of putting up fly screens:

1. A fly screen acts as an insect barrier.

Some insects, such as mosquitoes, not only deliver a nasty and itchy bite, but they are also carriers of diseases, like malaria, dengue, and the more recent Zika virus. And so, by installing a fly screen, you are able to keep flies, bugs, mosquitoes, and other insects out of your home -- thereby decreasing the risk of getting bitten or sick.

2. A fly screen adds security to your home. 

A fly screen can serve as an added layer of protection against burglars. By setting up fly screens on your doors and windows, you are making it extra difficult for “unwanted guests” to break through and enter your home.

3. A fly screen enables natural light to shine through.

Having a fly screen enables natural light to shine through your doors and windows during the day while you work, study, or play. It helps to create a brighter atmosphere inside your house, and at the same time cut down on electricity costs!

4. A fly screen helps to provide natural ventilation.

A fly screen allows fresh and cool air to pass through. Clean, natural air is good for your health as it can help prevent molds that trigger allergies and respiratory problems. A fly screen is also a great thing to have during the summer months, when all you need to do is to open your windows and let the fresh air in. Talk about another great way to reduce your electric bill!

5. A fly screen adds a layer of style.

Today, fly screens come in different shapes, sizes, and styles. There are screens designed in wrought iron or heritage styles, which can serve as an added layer of “decoration.”

6. A fly screen enables you to enjoy the view.

What’s the point of having a window if you cannot open it to enjoy the view? A fly screen enables you to enjoy looking out at your front garden or backyard, without having to worry about insects entering your house.

As you can see, a fly screen is not just designed to keep out bugs, flies, and other creepy crawlies. It can also serve as a safety barrier and a decorative feature all in one. It can help you save money on electric bills by allowing natural light and fresh air in. Indeed, a fly screen can help you transform your house into a “home sweet home.”

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