Using a porch enclosure, such as a roll-up porch curtain or rolling shutters, can protect your home plus it allows you to use a screen porch for storage during inclement weather.
“Screen porches are without a doubt one of the best things ever invented. They can be enjoyed three seasons a year, and, with a little thought, can be useful through the winter as well,” says John Gallagher, owner of Gallagher Tent and Awning.
There are three primary things that porch enclosures provide to help a homeowner:
First, the curtain used to enclose the porch keeps the elements away from whatever you want to store on the porch in the winter time.
Porches, when left to the elements, are a horrible mess to clean up every spring, not to mention the wear and tear on the furniture during the winter. The curtain protects the furniture from the elements and keeps the porch clean.
Generally people have doors and larger windows facing their porches. Using the curtain to restrict the airflow has a tangible affect on the energy loss. Cold air that is directly on the windows and doors is limited and constant wind is eliminated.
Woven acrylic fabric is the material used for porch curtains and it is extremely durable, often lasting fifteen or more years. Depending on what the homeowner wishes, vinyl windows can be added and there are hundreds of colors to choose from. It’s really a great option for anyone with a screen porch.
Rolling Shutters: A Very Helpful Addition
Another item that adds to a home is an insulated rolling shutter. It is a simple addition that can add a great deal to a home. Insulated rolling shutters offer:
Privacy — The tight fit removes any opportunity for anyone to see into your home.
Security — They automatically lock down with no easy pry points for forcing them open.
Safety — They provide storm protection, are popular in hurricane territory, but lend protection anywhere they are used.
Insulation — They seal the window, managing sunlight and the affects of direct wind.
Convenience — They are easy to operate either manually or motorized (pull strap, crank strap, crank wand or electric motor). They are operated from the inside even though they are installed on the outside of the window.
Sun Control — They can close out the sun completely helping to manage heat gain (and loss).
Additionally, insulated rolling shutters can enclose a patio! The rolling shutters can be made to fit patios as well as individual windows. Available in a variety of colors, insulated rolling shutters can add an accent to any color scheme.
“Roll-up curtains and rolling shutters can change the way we live in our homes in many ways. I find as I work with my customers, there are always new ways for these products to help enrich the lives of homeowners, says John Gallagher, owner of Gallagher Tent and Awning.