How Much Should It Cost to Install Screens for your Home?
Screens are not only barriers to keep out unwanted insects, but can serve as aesthetic statements and practical fixtures outside your home. But, before you rush off and screen in your porch or re-screen your windows, understand how important it is for you to have a plan and accurate cost information to establish a budget prior to the start of your outdoor project.
Most homeowners are fairly savvy and begin their research by looking online to get an idea of what their project might cost. We generally caution against this approach because not all the information you read online is complete or accurate, and you could be in for a “big surprise” after contacting your local contractor or handyman.
When you “Google” the price for installations you will only be given a general price based on a national average. These prices often do not take in account many factors that will affect the realistic price. Factors such as local labor rates, local material costs, local permits, location of your home, types of materials selected, special features, removal costs, size of project, and customization, etc. While you may find this generalization helps you in determining whether or not this is a project that you want to move forward with, calling your local screen expert for a free estimate is always the safest bet.
Maryland Screens are experts in outdoor screening solutions and knows what it really costs to re-screen doors, windows, porches and more. Our company prides itself in providing homeowners with beautiful, durable and secure screens and awnings. The products and services we offer are the best in the industry, custom retrofitted, personalized, and never standardized. Your projects are not only a reflection of your style and personality, but also key home features that are fully functional and gratifying.
General Screen Cost Guidelines
In order to preset expectations, please find the following average rates including installation fees you should expect to pay for the following screen products:
|Motorized Screens* (per screen)||$3,000 each|
|Porch Rescreening (for an average 12’x16′ porch)||$3,000-6,000|
|Single Retractable Screen Door (custom installed to your door opening)||$600|
|French Retractable Screen Doors (custom installed to your door opening)||$1,200|
|Retractable Awnings (cost depends on length)||$3,000-5,000|
|Garage Door Screens (average per screen – retrofitted to the door opening)||$1,200-1,800|
|Rescreening (includes pick up, rescreening & return-based on quantity and product/project size)||$25-$75 each|
|Vinyl Post Wraps (per post)||$125-300 each|
Additional Costs—there are extra costs for further customization, accessories and material upgrades.
*Motorized Screens tend to be more expensive due to the extra mechanical features. These power-driven screens can offer wireless and programmable aspects as well.
Saving Some Time and Money
Doing some extra research, making solid choices ahead of time and hiring a professional will not only save you headaches, but also money. After thoughts or even in-the-process thoughts will be costlier. Take time to consider usage, location, product choices and fixture types. Write down any questions and never hesitate to call or ask questions.
Why You Should Hire Maryland Screens
Even though we understand that cost is a major factor in the decision making for home projects, it is also crucial to hire the right contractor! You want an outcome of pride and function that can only come from a contractor with a high attention to detail, extreme care and carefulness and experience. The finishing touches requires highly skilled craftsmanship. Getting the project done right the first time is essential—with the right tools, materials and the right contractor… Maryland Screens. Don’t settle for satisfactory—we want you to be excited and look forward to your new product(s). Contact us today to set up an appointment for a free estimate.