Make Plans to Really Enjoy Your Home’s Outdoor Living Spaces

Get ready to let the great out-of-doors in! The sun is getting stronger, and the days are getting longer. Before you know it, summer will be here, and with it will come the endless ways to have fun right in your own backyard. But are you really able to enjoy your outdoor living spaces to their full potential?

Homeowners across the country are making significant investments in the design and creation of outdoor “rooms,” including porches and lanais. Even with beautiful lighting, weatherproof artwork, luxurious fireplaces, and kitchens complete with grills and refrigerators, the hot afternoon sun and biting insects can often keep homeowners and their guests from enjoying their outdoor living spaces.

Retractable screens provide the perfect answer to this dilemma. By combining indoor and outdoor spaces, these screen solutions enhance and promote the outdoor living experience, allowing people to enjoy the out-of-doors during hot summer days while extending the amount of time they can spend on patios and decks, where biting insects can become a nuisance in the evenings.

Large, motorized screens are a perfect example of how to blend function with comfort. These screens can be recessed into the beams or walls, thereby staying truly hidden when fully retracted. And the best part about retractable screens is that these screening solutions don’t diminish your views of the outdoors or your home’s esthetics, as the screens are in place only when you need them.

For the ultimate in elegance, Screens of East Tennessee offers custom colors and wood grain finishes that will blend into virtually any architectural style and provide a seamless transition between your interior and exterior color schemes. These remarkable screens can be programmed to come down or retract according to sun and wind sensors, and they can be connected to your home’s general building automation system to have the screens come down at a specific time of day when extra shade or insect protection is most needed.

For more information about retractable screen options that will allow you and your family to fully enjoy your home’s outdoor living spaces this year, visit

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