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From Energy Efficiency to Privacy: 10 Reasons Why Outdoor Screens Are a Good Choice

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The Energy-Saving Magic of Retractable Screens

Are you looking for a way to enjoy more of the beautiful climate on Vancouver Island without having to build an additional structure in your backyard? Let us present the perfect solution: retractable outdoor screens

Outdoor screens have emerged as a popular and innovative solution for enhancing living spaces, seamlessly bridging the gap between the comfort of indoor living and the beauty of the outdoors. As homeowners seek ways to spend more time outside, whatever the weather, one remarkable benefit of retractable screens stands out—their significant contribution to energy efficiency. 

In an era where sustainability and environmental consciousness are at the forefront of homeowners’ minds, energy-efficient options are increasingly sought out and popular. Amongst their many benefits, retractable screens can reshape energy consumption patterns, helping to reduce your home’s carbon footprint – while never blocking the view!

So, whether you’re looking to savour the refreshing ocean breeze, protect yourself from the occasional rain shower, or simply enjoy the stunning vistas that Vancouver Island has to offer, retractable screens provide many advantages that extend far beyond the realms of your home and echo in the broader context of environmental responsibility.

Let’s delve into the world of outdoor screens and discover why they are the ultimate choice for your home!

Key Benefits of Retractable Outdoor Screens

If you want to create a versatile and enjoyable space, retractable screens are the way to go – they’ll give you all the benefits of an outdoor living space without any drawbacks. Here are our top 10 reasons to choose a retractable outdoor screen:

  • Flexibility: Whether you want to enjoy some fresh air without the sun’s heat or want to block the cool breeze in the evening, retractable screens give you complete control over your environment.
  • Protection: Screens increase the longevity of your outdoor spaces and furniture by blocking damaging UV rays. Screens can even act as an addition or even a replacement for window blinds or shades, offering protection for your indoor furniture and privacy from the world outside.
  • Enjoyment: Cherish outside time alone or with loved ones, without the mosquitoes or wind, while still getting unobstructed views. 
  • Energy Efficient: Installing retractable screens outside of your windows or doors can minimize heat and glare inside your house, which helps maintain a cooler inside temperature, limiting your reliance on air conditioning. See more on this below.
  • Four Seasons: By adding a patio heater or a fire bowl to your patio, you can enjoy a cozy, enclosed space even in the colder winter months! Combined with our StruXure louvered pergola, you can look forward to an outdoor haven for all seasons of the year. 
  • Privacy: Retractable screens offer enhanced privacy compared to traditional options like glass porch enclosures or sunrooms. By simply rolling down your screen, you can create a secluded oasis where you can relax and unwind without worrying about prying eyes.
  • Easy Maintenance: Don’t want to worry about removing debris, cleaning windows or replacing caulking? Screens are easy to maintain because they are rolled up neatly in the cassette box when not in use, which protects them and prevents grime build-up.
  • Locally Made, Very Well: All our retractable outdoor screens are made in BC and are of the highest quality on the market. You can look forward to many choices when it comes to customization and design. Our edge retention rail system holds all screens firmly in place, even in the wind, and the cassette holds the fabric neatly rolled up when not in use. 
  • Selling Feature: By enclosing your porch or patio with these versatile screens, you create an additional area for relaxation and entertainment. This extra square footage can be a valuable selling point, especially in a place like Vancouver Island, where outdoor living space is highly sought after.

Energy Efficiency: #1 Benefit of Outdoor Screens!

While retractable screens offer a multitude of advantages for enhancing your indoor and outdoor living spaces, perhaps their most significant and transformative feature is their remarkable ability to enhance energy efficiency. 

One key feature that contributes to this efficiency level is the screen’s weave density – tight weave density offers the most protection against solar radiation, blocking up to 99% of the sun’s heat and glare before it reaches your windows. Pacific Awnings offers retractable screens made right here in British Columbia by Magnatrack and Talius that help to prevent overheating and reduce on-demand energy use.

The science behind the energy efficiency of retractable screens is rooted in their ability to block a significant portion of the sun’s radiant energy. By acting as a barrier against the sun’s direct rays, these screens prevent excess heat from infiltrating your living spaces. This translates into a noticeable reduction in indoor temperature, leading to decreased reliance on air conditioning units.

Lower energy demand results in decreased carbon emissions, less strain on energy grids and a lower carbon footprint for your home. By prioritizing energy-efficient solutions, you’re playing an active role in addressing climate change and paving the way for a cleaner planet.

Choose Pacific Awnings in Victoria, BC for Your Retractable Screen

When it comes to enhancing your outdoor living experience, Pacific Awnings is the name you can trust on Vancouver Island. With our expertise and high-quality products, we can transform your home and garden into a versatile space that allows you to maximize your enjoyment of life.

What sets Pacific Awnings apart from other companies is our commitment to providing top-notch customer service. From start to finish, we prioritize your satisfaction and strive to exceed your expectations. Our knowledgeable staff is always available to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Check out what our valuable customers have to say here.

So don’t settle for anything less than the best – choose Pacific Awnings for all your retractable screen needs in Victoria, BC! Check us out on Facebook and Instagram for inspiration!