How Well Do Patio Screens Block UV Rays? — Lanai Guy (2023)

Patio screen enclosures have become a popular feature in many modern homes owing to the several benefits it offers. Some of the evident benefits of patio screens include the luxury of additional functional living space outdoors with the comfort of indoors, increased privacy, protection from bugs, mosquitoes, and other pesky pests, low-maintenance needs, improved aesthetics, increased property value, no entry of dirt and debris into the patio, and protection from rain and winds for uninterrupted outdoor entertainment.

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However, homeowners considering screen enclosures for their homes ask screen company professionals one important question. Do patio screens block UV rays and offer protection from the sun? Let's discuss this concern:

Dangers of the UV rays

Prolonged exposure to UV rays is unsafe both for individuals and the home. It puts people at risk of skin cancer, sunburn and causes rashes, dryness, itchiness, and premature aging. UV rays also fade and discolor furniture, furnishings, carpet, and other home objects.

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Patio screens offer significant protection from the sun

Patio screens are beneficial in ensuring protection from the sun's UV rays in regions experiencing hot summers or areas that remain warm with the sun shining bright year-round. They are the best choice for homeowners who look forward to making the most of the spring and summer seasons by spending maximum time partying, swimming in the pool, reading, playing, relaxing, and enjoying the outdoors but remain apprehensive about the ill-effects of overexposure to the sun's rays.

Patio screens let homeowners enjoy their time outdoors with family and friends as long as they want without worrying about sunburn and other detrimental health issues. While screens do not block 100% of the sun's rays, they offer considerable protection by blocking out 30-80% of UV rays.

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Fiberglass, aluminum, copper, bronze, and stainless are the most popular materials used to make patio screens. All these screens are beneficial in blocking some of the sun's rays. Along with the harmful UV rays, patio screens also keep the home cooler by restricting some heat and natural light. It reduces glare, saves energy, lowers the electricity bill, and protects the home's furniture, flooring, and furnishing from fading and discoloration.

Patio screens are an excellent option when the hot sun makes the patio space unusable. Whether looking to relax, enjoy the pool, have lunch, read a book or want to have some fun time with the kids, patio screens will offer protection from the UV rays and the heat. They are an affordable way to extend your home's usable space and increase its value.

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Get the best patio screens for your home

Contact a professional screen company to determine and install the best patio screen enclosure for you to enjoy the outdoors safely and comfortably.

Lanai Guy is a full-service screen company servicing Brandon, Riverview and the surrounding area for screen enclosures, lanais, rescreen and screen repair. Call 813-461-6159 to schedule an appointment!

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