Types of Screen Roof Panels for your Patio Enclosure

Types of Screen Roof Panels for your Patio Enclosure

Screen roof panels are an exciting option when planning a patio enclosure. Exploring popular roof styles and the best materials for the job can provide welcome inspiration and help you identify your favorite look.

Discovering Screen Enclosure Roof Designs

If you’ve been shopping for screen enclosures, you’ve surely noted that these multipurpose rooms are far from boring. These custom structures come in a wide array of shapes and sizes, and they’re topped by stylish roofs of all kinds. The most popular types of roofs include:

  • Gable: A timeless design that appears in neighborhoods everywhere, the gable is instantly familiar. Two sloping sides meet at the top to form a ridge. This produces a triangular shape. It’s structurally sound and appealing because its slope sheds water and debris easily.
  • Dome: Airy and elegant, a dome rises above a structure in a series of arches. These arches offer benefits inside and out. They make the interior seem more spacious while the exterior enjoys excellent wind resistance.
  • Mansard: While people may not know its name, they can appreciate the mansard’s striking silhouette. With a flat top and slanted sides, it delivers an impressive mix of spaciousness and strength.
  • Hip: A hip roof may be trendy, but it’s also a defined style. A mix between a mansard and a gable roof, it’s a roof where all four edges slope down from the top peak. These roofs are more complex to create than flatter roofs, so you’ll need to find a trusted builder. However, they’re also more stable, more spacious, and better at shedding water and debris.
  • Custom: Sometimes, a custom screen enclosure roof can be the perfect fit. An experienced screen enclosure contractor can create a specific vision for your screen room. Maybe you want something that mimics your roofline? The sky is the limit.

Designing With Screen Enclosure Panels

Picking the shape of your roof is a great start, but what material will bring it to life? It’s much easier to picture your new screen roof enclosure accurately when you can imagine both the roof’s style and the type of screen roof panels that it’s made from. At Dulando Screen & Awning, we know that quality materials are essential for superior results, so we always use premium supplies. For screen room roof panels, we generally recommend two options.

Since the roof takes a direct hit from the sun and debris, it’s important to use a screen that will withstand these elements. Dulando recommends a 20/20 screen for added protection. The 18/14 screen is the basic screen that will offer protection against the outdoor elements. However, if you want added protection, we recommend 20/20 mesh. This means there are more squares per square inch. This is especially important if you want to minimize no-see-ums and falling debris.

Phifer Super Solar Screen blocks up to 90% of the sun’s daytime heating. That provides increased comfort, saves energy, and protects furniture from fading. In addition, this durable fiberglass fabric offers amazing outward visibility while delivering enhanced privacy.

We hope we’ve given you a better understanding of what you can do with a screen roof. If you’d like to discuss your project further, call us. We’re happy to come to your home and provide a free estimate. Put our experience to work for you.

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