Screen Rooms vs Screen Enclosures

A common question we hear is, "What is the difference between a screen enclosure and a screen room?" The confusion is understandable! The two are very similar but have one very big distinction—the roof. 

Read on to find out how the roof construction differs and how each option provides its own set of benefits.

Screen Enclosures

When you think of screen enclosures, the first image that comes to mind is probably a screen enclosing a pool. This is a popular option, especially in Florida, but it can also be an exterior room, made of only screens, that allows air and light to pass through while keeping insects and debris out. This type of construction is an affordable alternative to a glass enclosure and provides a natural feel since nothing but a screen separates you from the outdoors. Screen enclosures also allow for the outdoor breeze to penetrate through the screens, creating a way to enjoy the fresh air without bugs. 

Screen Rooms

On the other hand, a screen room is a structure with walls made entirely of screens but has an insulated roof. It provides a more enclosed and protected space compared to a screen enclosure. Screen rooms are commonly used to enclose a porch or back patio area, offering protection from the sun, rain, and insects. When building a screen room, you can either add screen sides to an existing covered area or a newly constructed aluminum roof.

Overall, the choice between a screen enclosure and a screen room depends on the level of protection and the desired feel of the outdoor space. Screen enclosures are more open and natural, while screen rooms provide a more enclosed and protected environment. Both structures offer benefits such as added living space, protection from the elements, and increased property value.

Interested in adding a screen enclosure or screen room to your home? Get in touch with our experts for a free estimate. We look forward to speaking with you!