How much does an aluminum screened patio cost?

Aluminum screen porch cost: $5-$7 per square foot, including $2 per square foot for labor. Retractable screens (motorized): $2,000-$4,000 per unit. Harder to estimate per square foot.

How do you install an aluminum frame screen?

Pry Up the Vinyl Spline

  1. Pry Up the Vinyl Spline. Pry the vinyl spline from the grooves around the edge of the frame with a screwdriver.
  2. Stretch New Screen Material. Stretch the new screen fabric tightly over the frame so that it overlaps the retaining grooves.
  3. Force Spline and Screen Into Grooves.

How do I cover my porch windows?

The easiest solution is to cover the screens with clear sheet vinyl using tape or Velcro. But you can do better, in terms of aesthetics as well as functionality. Attach heavy clear vinyl to lightweight wooden frames and install them over your screens inside or out, as you would install storm windows.

What type of screen should I use for a porch?

fiberglass mesh
By far the most common type of screen used for porches, fiberglass mesh is inexpensive and offers good visibility due to minimal glare from sunlight. Fiberglass screen won’t crease like metal screening, and its flexibility makes it the easiest type to work with.

How do I keep my screen tight when installing?

Cut only the parts that are larger than the opening of corners. Roll the screen on the top of the base first with the help of a screening tool. Now, roll the two sides keeping the screen centered within the opening. Finally, roll the screen on the down holes of the base to fit tightly.

How can I enclose my porch cheap?

How to Enclose a Porch Cheaply: 7 Ways to Enclose

  1. Method 1: Use Outdoor Curtain Panels.
  2. Method 2: Installing Bamboo Shades.
  3. Method 3: Installing an Artificial Green Private Fence.
  4. Method 4: Installing Evergreen Plants.
  5. Method 5: Installing wooden screens.
  6. Method 6: Installing Prefabricated Canvas and Metal Frames.

What do you put on porch windows?

Here are some great ideas for covering your porch windows:

  1. Indoor/Outdoor Curtains.
  2. Awnings.
  3. Roll Up Blinds.
  4. Cordless Sun Sheers.
  5. Clear Plastic Mosquito Curtains.
  6. Mosquito Netting.