Motorized Screens


Hartley, Venetian Bay

The Hartley project Venetian Bay, New Smyrna Beach.

"It's such a pain to packup every time a hurricane threatens.  It messup my energy," he said.  He was not kidding: the Feng Shui was spot on.  Not this year. When Hurricane Ian hit,  prep time was reduced from an 8-hour to less than 15 minutes.  All it took was one click of a Magnatrack Hurricane Defender Screen.

Vega, Deland

The Edwin's Project Deland, Florida.

"A I wanted is spend time on the patio," he said.  The afternoon sun and the stormy days prevent him from using the outdoor space when the family gathers.  It prevent the simple enjoyment of a Cigar and Scotch on the rock.  All it took was one click of a Magnatrack Hurricane Defender Screen.

Holcomb, New Smyrna Beach

The Holcomb Project New Symrna Beach, Florida

"That sun is brutal," he said.  For years, it was impossible to sit on the patio at high noon unless you planned on sunburn and sweating.  Well not no more.  Three of screen are set to provide UV Ray protection and on for swiming with the grandkids.  All it took was one click of a Magnatrack Hurricane Defender Screen.

Motorized Screens and New Construction

New Construction Motorized Screen Checklist

New construction possesses many advantages, but how we utilize those outdoor spaces is often an afterthought.  The question is Why?

The answer is simple.  Outdoor patios and lanais are the last things on our minds as we fight to keep things within budget.  Budgets often overlook things like the patio facing South and West which receive direct afternoon sun.  Those wonderful spaces where placing a hotdog wrapped up in ten foil, on a table, is easier to cook than it will be for a homeowner to enjoy that patio itself.  Let's not forget the nightly swarm of  Noseeums that penetrate that bug screen we spent thousand on.

The above are common problems.  Problems that are preventable.  Here at Florida Living Outdoor we understand a thing or two about helping homeowners take back those Florida Patios and Lanais.  No more sun.  No more rain.  No more packing up for a hurricane.   Here we believe in one thing: "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."  That is why exists.  Below are five things to think about during the homebuilding process when it comes to backyard patios and motorized screens.

  1. Will the Patio or Lanie face South or West if so how will you handle the issue of Florida?
  2. Are you located near a body of water?
  3. How frequent are Afternoon thunderstorms?
  4. Do you want to spend time on the Patio?
  5. Do you want the Lanai or Patio to become an extension of the home?

If you answer "YES" to any of the above, it is time for a free phone consultation and an onsite visit. Don't be afraid to ask.

Here at Florida Living Outdoor are goal is to educate the customer regardless if they go with us or someone else.  What we don't want to do is stand in those lanais and give customers very bad news: News like the MagnaTrack motorized screen, by Progressive Screens, won't work because of an architectural feature.  Things such,  I know you wanted recessed motorized screens, but the space created for the housing is too small.    It is the little things that become major things once the home is built.

We are here to help.