Whether you live in a warm climate or a place where the weather varies greatly from winter to summer, you have likely found that using retractable screens are a key part of a comfortable home in the warmer seasons. Retractable screens can be used for a variety of different styles of doors and windows, including french doors. There are even retractable door screens for garages and sheds. Regardless of where these implements are used, homeowners will find that the screens allow breezes to cool the home without allowing insects and other pests inside. For this reason, retractable screens are becoming an indispensable feature in many communities throughout the United States.
Take Firenze at Talis Park, a new community located outside of Naples, Florida: the neighborhood’s contractor, Borelli Homes, recently broke ground on the area’s first private residence, a West Indian-style residence that utilizes a luxurious, breezy feel. As such, the seven-bedroom, nine-bath home features a fully-equipped gourmet kitchen, a free-standing tub and a wet bar area. However, the home’s defining feature is the outdoor living area, which includes an outdoor kitchen, pool, and spa. This space is protected from the elements and insects by retractable screens and shutters, which make the area easily-accessible but also offer seclusion if necessary. These custom retractable screen doors and shutters are an integral part of the house’s West Indian design, an architectural style famous for its open, flowing rooms and outdoor entertaining areas.
While the home is still under construction, it is likely that the future occupants will find a number of reasons to appreciate their retractable screens as time goes on. For example, vinyl-coated fiberglass, a material commonly used in screens, does not corrode, rust or stain. Additionally, screens can be easily removed and cleaned with soap and water, or even the drapery brush attachment on a vacuum. With so many aesthetic and practical benefits, it wouldn’t be surprising if later residents of Firenze at Talis Park followed this first structure’s lead by incorporating West Indian style and retractable screens into their home designs too. Could this feature offer similar advantages to your home?