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Have you ever thought about the fact that we call physical structures "buildings" — and we also call the act of creating those structures "building?" We actually like the dual meaning of the word "building" in this case. It highlights just how much work really goes into creating these structures. Putting up even a small building is not a weekend project. It's a huge endeavor for those in the construction industry. There's a lot of coordination and planning that has to happen before the contractors can even begin working. With that being said, we hope you enjoy reading about building here. And yes, we mean both physical buildings and the act of building.


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A Comprehensive Introduction To Outdoor Screen Enclosures

Owning a usable outdoor space such as a patio or porch is therapeutic and fulfilling because it lets you relax and unwind after a long day. You can also engage in fun activities like entertainment and dining in a beautiful setting. Besides, what can be more comforting than spending a hot summer day in a cool space full of fresh air? But, sometimes, issues like bugs and harsh elements like rain spoil the entire experience. Fortunately, you can ensure that never happens by using a screen enclosure for protection. If you want to learn more about outdoor screen enclosures, this piece is for you.

What is a Screen Enclosure?

A screen enclosure refers to an outdoor space close to the exterior of a house covered by an insulated roof and screen walls. Such a living space is primarily designed to be free from debris, bugs and critters, and other undesirable factors that often make outdoor environments miserable and uncomfortable. Professionals can add a screen enclosure to your deck, porch, or patio or build an entirely new screen room for you to use as an outdoor living space.

Popular Types of Screen Enclosures

You are likely to find the following common screen enclosures available in today's market:

1.       Aluminum screen enclosures

As the name suggests, aluminum screen enclosures are made using structural aluminum materials. Most people prefer these structures because aluminum is a durable material that effectively withstands harsh weather. Plus, it's non-toxic and comes with unrivaled strength that boosts its longevity. Aluminum is mostly used to make window screens but works well in other spaces, including doors, decks, and lanais.

2.       Under-truss screen enclosures

Typical under-truss screen enclosures protect openings under a pre-existing truss roof. That is why some people call them screened-in lanais. That means when you install this type of screen enclosure, there's no need to incorporate a roof since it's already there. Experts often construct under-truss screen enclosures using fabricated aluminum framing and screen materials like polyester and fiberglass.

3.       Pet screen enclosures

Pet screen enclosures are ideal for homeowners that have pets. They are designed from long-lasting materials like vinyl-coated polyester able to withstand the teeth and claws of animals. That is essential since such sharp pet implements easily shred other screen materials, allowing pets to escape and get lost. Pet screen enclosures also play a significant role in preventing entry from larger pests and rodents, including rats and squirrels.

4.       Solar screen enclosures

If you want a screen enclosure that offers protection against harmful ultraviolet sun rays, opt for a solar screen enclosure. These products come with tight weaves that block out the rays, keep out bugs, and dust consequently improving the air quality in your home. Modern solar screen enclosures also have heat insulation properties that provide cooler outdoor living spaces. 

For more information, reach out to a company such as Wyatt's Contracting Services LLC.