How To Find The Best Screen For Your Patio

August 31, 2020

If you are building a patio or redecorating it, it’s important to find the screen that will be the right fit for you. Most of the screens you’ll find are made from high-quality materials. You should find one that you know will give you the best coverage from insects and even nature’s fiercest elements like wind, rain, and snow. 


Not only should you find the right material, but finding the right size is key. Before you know it, you’ll find a screen that is perfect for your patio so you can have the perfect environment to relax, entertain guests, or even nap on the hammock. Now, let’s take a look at how you can find a screen for your patio:

Look for the right screen material


There are four different types of material that make screens: aluminum, copper, fiberglass, and brass. Most of the screens you’ll find on doors are made from fiberglass. They are also great for keeping out debris and hundreds (even thousands) of different insects. 


Simply put, they are the best choice if you live in any ordinary environment. However, if your patio is located near some water (specifically saltwater), any material will do with the exception of brass. In environments where humidity and saltwater moisture exists, brass will weaken. 


If you are looking for a budget option, aluminum and fiberglass are your best options. Copper will be the most expensive. At the end of the day, quality and reliability should always trump affordability any day of the week.


Consider which designs fit you best


Before installation, you’ll need to know which size will be fitting for your patio. Whether it’s a small window or a large window, you need to measure the width and length of the screen you want to cut. Do you want something that is floor to ceiling? Or a regular patio window?


Also, there are cutting requirements that differ from one type of screen material to the next. Keep this in mind when choosing a material that you think will work best. Aluminum is usually the easiest to cut compared to other materials. 

Determine if you can install it yourself

Screens can be hard to install. But if you can do it by yourself, perfect. If your patio screen is small in size, it might be easy enough. Yet, if your patio is much larger in size then it would be a good idea to leave the installation to the professionals. 

Final Thoughts


It doesn’t have to be difficult to choose a screen for your patio. But it’s always a good idea to know what kind of material you want, the size it needs to be, and how much you want to install. 


The goal for installing screens is simple enough: you want dirt, debris, and bugs out of your patio. Find the screen that fits you best so you can install it in no time and make your patio look great all year long.