Screen Rooms

Screen Rooms

Are you looking for a way to transform your outdoor living space into a serene sanctuary, blending the beauty of nature with indoor comfort? Then you should consider a screen room from Mitchell Construction.

Our screen rooms specialize in bug-free, shaded retreats; these solutions range from cozy screened-in porches to custom-designed sunrooms for year-round enjoyment. Focusing on quality materials, craftsmanship, and personalized designs ensures that each screen room enhances the home’s aesthetic and functional appeal, becoming a cherished space for relaxation and enjoyment.

Benefits of Screen Rooms

Screen rooms benefit homeowners, enhancing outdoor living while addressing common concerns associated with open-air environments.

deck area enclosed with screens
  • Insect Protection: Screen rooms offer major benefits, including protection from insects, mosquitoes, flies, and other pests. This feature lets you enjoy time outdoors without the annoyance of bugs.
  • Weather Protection: These enclosures shield you from rain, wind, and the sun’s intensity, offering a comfortable spot outside regardless of the weather. Some screen rooms feature insulated roof panels that help control temperature and reduce rain-related noise.
  • Increased Living Space: Installing a screen room adds valuable square footage to your home, creating a multi-purpose area. This space can serve as a lounge, an entertainment zone, a gym, or a play area, potentially boosting your home’s value and attractiveness.
  • Privacy: Screen rooms provide privacy that open patios or decks cannot, thanks to options like privacy screens or thoughtful landscaping. This privacy lets you relax and enjoy the outdoors without feeling exposed to neighbors.
  • Customization Options: Tailoring your screen room to fit your lifestyle and tastes is straightforward. You can choose from features such as retractable screens, specialized screen doors, electrical installations, lighting, ceiling fans, and skylights. Materials like aluminum offer durability and ease of maintenance.
  • Energy Savings: Screen rooms offer shade and insulation, lessening the demand on your HVAC system and potentially leading to energy savings.

Overall, screen rooms are a valuable addition to any home. They provide a versatile and enjoyable outdoor space while protecting against insects, weather, and lack of privacy.

Types of Screen Rooms

Screen rooms add versatility and comfort to your living space, enabling you to enjoy the outdoors without the inconvenience of bugs and harsh weather. There are two main types: attached screen rooms and standalone screen rooms. Each serves a unique purpose and comes with its own set of considerations.

covered deck turned into a screen room

Attached Screen Rooms

An attached screen room is an extension of your home, sharing at least one wall with the existing structure. This type is ideal for those wishing to blend indoor and outdoor living spaces seamlessly.

  • Sunroom: Enclosed with glass, sunrooms offer the flexibility of enjoying the outdoors year-round. They often feature insulated glass to manage temperatures effectively.
  • Three-Season Room: Although often more enclosed than other screen rooms and sometimes featuring glass instead of screens, these rooms offer a heated or cooled space for year-round use.
  • Screened Porch: These covered porches enclosed with screens are perfect for seasonal enjoyment. They provide a shielded outdoor area to relax in fresh air.
  • Covered Deck: A roof or awning protects this versatile outdoor space from the elements. It typically features sturdy flooring and is often attached to a house. Deck enclosures provide shelter from sun, rain, and wind, allowing for year-round use and enjoyment of the outdoor space.
  • Screened-in Patio: This type of patio typically features a sturdy roof to provide shade and shelter from the elements. Screened patios are popular for providing a comfortable and bug-free environment for relaxation, dining, or entertaining outdoors.

When considering an attached screen room, consider how well it integrates with your home’s design, ensuring it complements the existing architecture. Access is another important factor; these rooms are usually accessible from inside the house, which might necessitate changes to doors or walls. Insulation and climate control considerations are critical for those desiring year-round use, especially in sunrooms.

Standalone Screen Rooms

Standalone screen rooms, placed separately from the house, often become focal points in gardens or yards. They are perfect for creating a distinct outdoor retreat.

  • Gazebo: Typically octagonal with a solid roof and screened sides, gazebos offer an enclosed space for relaxation and are well-suited to smaller gatherings.
  • Pavilion: More open and usually rectangular, pavilions cater to larger groups and events, providing a screened space that’s both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Selecting a location for your standalone screen room involves considering views, privacy, and protection from the elements. Incorporating utilities like electricity, lighting, or fans requires extra planning and potentially extensive groundwork for wiring. The foundation is another vital consideration, as the size and design of the structure will determine the necessity and extent of foundational support needed.

Add Screens to Your Sundance Aluminum Pergola for Added Comfort

photo of a pergola providing shade on a deck

Adding screens to a Sundance Aluminum Pergola transforms it into a comfortable, insect-free outdoor living area, enhancing usability and adding an element of privacy.

This modification involves the installation of a lightweight frame around the pergola’s openings, onto which custom or custom-cut screens are securely attached.

The addition of screen doors facilitates easy access, while the choice of screen types—ranging from insect protection to solar shading—allows for customization based on specific needs.

This upgrade not only elevates the aesthetic appeal of the pergola but also significantly increases the functionality and enjoyment of outdoor spaces.

Materials for Your Screen Room Structure

Selecting the appropriate materials is essential in screen room planning, affecting durability, aesthetics, and functionality:

  • Aluminum: Favored for its durability, lightweight nature, and rust resistance, aluminum frames require little maintenance and come in several finishes to complement your home’s exterior.
  • Vinyl: With excellent resistance to weather and insulation capabilities, vinyl frames maintain their condition without peeling, cracking, or fading. They offer the look of wood with less maintenance involved.
  • Wood: Providing a classic, natural aesthetic, wood complements any home design but demands more upkeep to protect against rot, pests, and weather damage. It’s highly customizable, with options for painting or staining to match your home’s style.

Our expert team at Mitchell Construction will help you understand which material is best for your specific situation so you can enjoy your screen room for years.

Add a Screen Room With Mitchell Construction

Act now to turn your backyard into a captivating retreat for your loved ones. Let Mitchell Construction’s skilled team bring your dream to life with a custom-built screen room or sunroom. Contact us today.