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East Coast Band
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Member since Nov 2010
39370 posts

re: Pros / Cons of a screened in patio?
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Retractable screens.

Interesting. Tell me more.
Expensive? Do they last? Do they look good?


OleWarSkuleAlum
Alabama Fan
Member since Dec 2013
7457 posts

re: Pros / Cons of a screened in patio?
Right now I have a back patio that’s concrete for the pad probably 100’x15’. No overhang of any sort. What price range are we looking at to screen that in?


rodnreel
LSU Fan
South La.
Member since Apr 2011
1006 posts

re: Pros / Cons of a screened in patio?
build 20 years ago with a screen porch facing north. Used it often but for only about 6-7 months a year. Too cold Dec. thru Feb. and too hot June thru Sep. Three years ago we made a sun room with a few sliding windows with screens.

Now we have the best of both worlds, open windows when nice and use heat and window ac when it is not.


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lilsnappa
Charlotte Fan
Thibodaux
Member since Mar 2006
1443 posts

re: Pros / Cons of a screened in patio?
They def look good:

Image: https://23wkb321i0b1he1544a1dfsuvi-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/PanLite-thumbnail.jpg


I don't really have a good feel for pricing yet compared to just a standard install. I'm sure the hardware will much more expensive, but not sure how much install cost will be.


ItNeverRains
LSU Fan
Franklin, TN
Member since Oct 2007
14857 posts

re: Pros / Cons of a screened in patio?
My quote was $6k for retractable. I do not have retractable screens

Edit - they look incredible on my neighbors house, I just couldn't justify the cost
This post was edited on 6/13 at 9:17 am


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HailToTheChiz
Auburn Fan
Back in Auburn
Member since Aug 2010
32000 posts

re: Pros / Cons of a screened in patio?
well that looks awesome


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tigerfoot
LA-Monroe Fan
Alexandria
Member since Sep 2006
39716 posts

re: Pros / Cons of a screened in patio?
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put a screen porch area on my house I built in Florida. After 3 years I ripped the screen and frame off. The view is not as good with it, it picks up pine needles and dirt, it does reduce the air flow a bit, and it just felt closed in compared to an open porch
I just ripped one out too.

I can’t believe how much more comfortable I am without it.

Airflow, cleanliness, aesthetics all better. To each his own. But with backyard spraying and thermacells I just don’t have that many mosquitos



Cycledude
Member since Jul 2018
527 posts

re: Pros / Cons of a screened in patio?
Estimate for our patio was 3k recently. It’s average sized and that was for aluminum .


poochie
LSU Fan
Houma, la
Member since Apr 2007
4265 posts

re: Pros / Cons of a screened in patio?
Who was the retractable screen company?

I have ~25’ clear opening and would like to install either manual or motorized.


Citica8
LSU Fan
Gonzales, LA
Member since Dec 2012
3334 posts

re: Pros / Cons of a screened in patio?
Phantom Screens is the one I know of that does retractable screens, but there may be others


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Tony The Tiger
Houston Astros Fan
St. George
Member since Sep 2003
2058 posts

re: Pros / Cons of a screened in patio?
Relatively cheap. I use the screen system they sell at Lowes.

Pros:


1. Makes outside tolerable.
2. Does add value, if done right (can't look cheap).

Cons:

1. Must seal it up as close to 100% as possible, and doors are tricky to get the patio sealed up.
2. You will still get some bugs, and when they get in, they can't get out.
3. Screens will need to be replaced once every year or so.
4. Screened in porches are hard to clean. Unlike an open patio, it is tough to wash it out with a hose.
This post was edited on 7/1 at 10:50 am


poochie
LSU Fan
Houma, la
Member since Apr 2007
4265 posts

re: Pros / Cons of a screened in patio?
Got a quote from a local company for a complete install of a motorized screen for my back porch. ~$6500. Being the mechanical genius that I am, I’m wondering if I can find this online and install it myself saving me a few grand.


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jimmy the leg
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2007
6372 posts

re: Pros / Cons of a screened in patio?
They are great.
If you have a view that you want to keep in tact, copper would be your best bet, but it aint cheap.

My suggestion though, is vinyl coated polyester. Scope it out.


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habz007
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Nov 2007
1442 posts
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re: Pros / Cons of a screened in patio?
Glad I found this thread....

The nighttime bugs and mosquitos I have are unbearable. Nothing seems to keep the mosquitos away for good.

I convinced myself last night I want to have retractable screens installed. Mosquitos were just miserable. For me, the screens would remain open vast majority of the time. But I’d love the option to screen myself in at night to watch games on the back patio.

Mine is very similar in size compared to the picture link you posted with brick columns instead. The area I’m trying to enclose would be roughly 30 ft length and 12 ft (x2) width.

Anyone with idea on estimated cost for that size?

Any company recommendations for New Orleans metro area?

TIA


Roovelroe
LSU Fan
Mandeville
Member since Jan 2005
3671 posts

re: Pros / Cons of a screened in patio?
Why would you have leaves on a screened in porch?


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MrLarson
Auburn Fan
Member since Oct 2014
29509 posts
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re: Pros / Cons of a screened in patio?
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Screens will need to be replaced once every year or so.


Aluminum screens will last 10 years. Just pressure wash them every year and knock off all the stuff that builds up on them.

I screened in my back deck about 13 years ago. I had to add some 4x6 posts because my openings were 7'.

I think I spent about 400-500 on materials and did the work myself.


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ChenierauTigre
LSU Fan
Dreamland
Member since Dec 2007
30955 posts

re: Pros / Cons of a screened in patio?
I clean out my porches with a pressure washer. Whatever water is left can be blown out with a leaf blower or sucked up with a shop vac. I love my screened porches.


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CAD703X
Toledo Fan
Liberty Island
Member since Jul 2008
60482 posts
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re: Pros / Cons of a screened in patio?
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There are no cons. its fantastic


here i am again :waves:

i'm going to replace my existing screen. you dont happen to know someone who replaces screens as well do you? one of the existing folks you've already sent me? mine is old and trashed and with the new patio going on i want a nicer/newer screen.


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Popths
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2016
1978 posts

re: Pros / Cons of a screened in patio?
Screened mine in. Best decision ever. Use patio more now. Acadian did my job. 3,800 but required a roof, gutters and back door. Highly recommend them.


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HubbaBubba
Oklahoma Fan
Denton County, TX
Member since Oct 2010
28800 posts

re: Pros / Cons of a screened in patio?
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I'm about to install a screen system on a client's porch, haven't priced it out but it's a medium sized deal and about 170' of framing needed.
Use the finished aluminum framing with the channels for the screen spline. Your customers will thank you for the many years of low-care maintenance.


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