If you’re new to Florida, you may never have heard the word “lanai” before you arrived here. Lanai is a Hawaiian term that means patio. We consider them a valuable asset here. They’re often enclosed—commonly by installing a lanai privacy screen—to make the most of our living space.
Floridians commonly set up the area with patio furniture, chaise lounges, or outdoor dining sets. However, some homeowners make the space elaborate adding tiki bars, TV’s, outdoor kitchens, or even a fireplace.
As a matter of fact, buyers consider homes without lanais less desirable and they’re harder to sell when put on the market. It’s no wonder though. We use them year-round.
There’s little doubt that they add joy to our lives. If you’re adding one of your own, we know you’re looking forward to it.
Location makes a difference
Even if you aren’t considering putting your home on the market, the direction your lanai faces can make a difference when you do.
- South—Placing your lanai on the southern end of your home is the most sought after because it’s sunny all day long but never directly in the sun.
- West—Part-time residents, as in those that winter here, prefer that the lanai faces to the west. That’s due to the fact that it receives direct sunlight during the cooler months.
- East—When the lanai faces to the east, they receive plenty of sunshine in the early part of the day and are shaded in the afternoon.
- North—Lanais facing to the north have the reputation as being the least desirable, however, longtime residents often disagree with that. They appreciate the cooler temps provided during the hot summer months.
Which direction works best for your new outdoor space?
We can all appreciate the thought of relaxation! Life is busy—especially when juggling the demands of work and raising a family!
Just the thought of escaping to an area of your home created for spending time with them sounds good at any given moment. The thought of grabbing a bit of solitude with a good book and a cold drink may sound even better from time to time!
We consider lanais an asset whether enclosed or not, however, installing lanai privacy screens makes them more beneficial.
Bugs don’t bug you
Hopefully, your time allows for many evenings spent out on the lanai winding down at the end of your day. However, once the sun sets, most of us aren’t prone to sitting around in the dark. When we turn on the lights, they become an immediate beacon for bugs.
They turn into a nuisance pretty quickly, don’t they? Even if we do keep things in the dark to avoid them, the mosquitoes eat you alive if you don’t bathe in repellent.
Enclosing your lanai rids you of both.
Dirt and debris free
If your lanai isn’t enclosed, you know the feeling of looking outside after a storm’s blown through—what a mess! Yard debris is a constant though.
Moreover, our salty ocean breezes are an issue all their own.
Lastly, it gets pretty frustrating if a neighborhood pet is left to roam and delegates your floor to do his business on—every single night.
All that becomes a thing of the past after you install your privacy screens. You’ll notice a difference immediately.
Prone to privacy
Many homeowners don’t utilize their outside space as often as they’d like. It’s often due to the fact that there’s no private space. As the name implies, one of the main reasons that homeowners install a lanai privacy screen enclosure is for privacy.
Every family deserves an area that doesn’t allow for anyone who’s around to see your every move. Furthermore, sometimes you want the area to be off-limits—say during your child’s birthday pool party for instance. Lanai privacy screens provide the perfect solution.
A safe zone
Young children can get into things in a nanosecond, can’t they? It can be tough trying to keep an eye on them every second. That’s especially true if you’re hoping to grab a bit of time to get something done while they’re playing outdoors.
Enclosing your lanai allows you to focus on the podcast or that article you’ve been meaning to read while keeping your child safely confined nearby.
Wrapping it up
Private Screens allow air to flow freely through the porous mesh material so you’ll catch every wisp of a breeze. Moreover, they afford you 75% more privacy than standard screens. Our vinyl screening blocks 100% of the sun’s harmful ultra-violet light.
We keep durability at the top of the list. Whether vinyl or mesh, our screens are virtually impossible to tear by hand. We laminate them for added UV protection which adds to their lifespan.
- Your family will experience the difference that having a bit of privacy makes while enjoying time outdoors.
- You can plan game night outdoors without having to worry about being bombarded with bugs.
- You’ll be able to enjoy an evening meal out on the lanai together that’s actually fly free!
We haven’t even mentioned the customization feature yet! Private Screens provide customers with the option of adding an image to your screen.
- We use the highest grade UV solvent inks in the industry. They’re specifically designed for use outdoors and resist fading.
- Private Screens are customized using state-of-the-art digital printing that bonds the ink to the screen on a molecular level so it’s not peeling away over time.
- You can use any stock photo—or one of your own—to create your own unique environment.
We professionally and efficiently install your enclosure meeting our high standards. We provide our customers with a 2-year guarantee on all materials and it includes our workmanship.
If you’re considering a lanai privacy screen enclosure, consider Private Screens!
You won’t regret it.