Screened porch of Southern Living Idea House 2012 brings the outdoors in

Southern Living Idea House 2012 (Senoia, GA) - The perfect porch!

About the home

Location: Senoia, GA
Design: Historical Concepts, Tracery Interiors
Product: Motorized retractable screens

Protection from the bugs and the sun

The design team needed to source a screen product that would provide protection from the bugs and relief from the afternoon sun.  The selected mesh type – Phifer’s 18/14 insect mesh in charcoal finish – offers great visibility to the outside while delivering shade and blocking unwanted insects from entering the screened area.

Integration with period architecture

The screens were surface mounted to the exterior of this pre-Civil War farmhouse from 1830s, creating a secluded outdoor living area. Built and customized for each building project, our motorized screens can be integrated into every type of building material and architectural style. By retracting out of sight when not in use, the screens do not alter the design of the home.

Energy efficiency at the touch of a button

Multiple channel controls by Somfy Systems, Inc. make it easy to operate the screens with programmable settings; hand-held remote lets homeowners lower or retract the screens whenever needed. Higher openness factor of the mesh delivers natural ventilation, while still reducing up to 55% of UV rays entering the screened space. By limiting solar gain and glare, the screens help to reduce cooling costs.